Joint NGO Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Horizontal Directive

Ten years on and nothing to show for it. On 2 July 2008, the European Commission proposed an important new anti-discrimination law. While not exhaustive, this directive could ban discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in all areas of social life, including education, housing, and access to goods […]

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Trans* community in Serbia faces severe consequences of legislation change

“We are reaching out to you to pass the information and draw attention to our concerns about the state of trans* community in the Republic of Serbia. Namely, the Law on Amendment of the Law on Registry books has been drafted and prepared to be presented to the MPs for adoption. The draft Law predicts […]

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IGLYO Launches LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index & Report

  LGBTQI inclusion within education is still lacking in most European countries, with particular focus needed on: mandatory teacher training on LGBTQI awareness, compulsory curricula which is inclusive of LGBTQI people, and national bullying data segregated by grounds of discrimination (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and variations in sex characteristics).   Today (Monday 14 […]

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Expression Abridged Research Launch

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IGLYO launch ‘Expression Abridged: Legal Analysis of Anti-LGBT Propaganda Laws’

TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and IGLYO launch ‘Expression Abridged: Legal Analysis of Anti-LGBT Propaganda Laws’ Brussels (24 April, 2018) – TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service and IGLYO, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth & Student Organisation launch, ‘Expression Abridged: Legal Analysis of Anti-LGBT Propaganda Laws’ today. […]

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Job Vacancy: Membership Engagement Officer

Membership Engagement Officer (37,5 hrs per week) Deadline: 25 April 2018 at 20:00 CET   IGLYO’s Secretariat in Brussels is growing again! We are recruiting for a brand new post: Membership Engagement Officer. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, able to build strong relationships with our existing members and reach out to new […]

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Transgender Youth Network Meeting: Participant Call

Dates: 26-27 June (travel days 25 and 28 June) Location: Belgium Application deadline: 10 April 23:59 CET Participation Fee: €25 IGLYO is organising a two-day event aimed at transgender and non-binary activists (and allies) for discussions, skills building and community building. The event has been planned to take place in Brussels, Belgium just before Transgender […]

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Activist Academy 2018, Romania

The Activist Academy 2018 will take place near Bucharest, Romania from 9 – 13 July. (Arrivals on Sun 8 and departures on Sat 14) To apply for this life-changing experience you must be: part of one of IGLYO’s member organisations aged between 18 -30 People who have been involved in previous IGLYO events are welcome to apply, […]

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IGLYO Online Learning, together! A Webinar on Hate Crimes and phone apps

IGLYO Online Learning, together! Please join us for IGLYO’s first (but not last) webinar/online meeting hosted by a Member Organisation! Arcopoli Spain has recorded an increase in hate crimes against LGBTQ people. Within a larger project addressing this issue, named “Observatorio Madrileño contra la LGTBfobia”, an idea to focus on the people who report everyday […]

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Call for School Climate Survey Co-ordinators

Deadline: 20th February 2018In 2018, IGLYO will begin the second phase of our LGBTQI INclusive Education project and are looking for 5-8 member organisations to take part. Together with GLSEN, ILGA Europe and the Columbia University  we will support member organisations to conduct a national school climate survey GLSEN (the US-based organisation Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) has […]

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Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

Communications Officer (37,5 hrs per week) Deadline: 16 February 2018 at 20:00 CET IGLYO is excited to be recruiting a full-time Communications Officer to join the Secretariat in Brussels. The ideal candidate will have experience in film production and editing, digital storytelling, graphic design, website development and online communication. With excellent written English and an ability to communicate […]

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LGBTQI Inclusive Education Event Presentations

      LGBTQI Inclusive Education Event Background Paper LGBTQI Inclusive Education Report Executive Summary LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index & Report Presentation Norway Good Practices Presentation   For more information on this event or the LGBTQI Inclusive Education Project, please contact us.

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IGLYO launches the LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index & Report

“My school days were basically me hiding, hating myself and never really knowing why” – Mia, Sweden Today (23 January), Members of the European Parliament, representatives from European Institutions, Member State governments, and civil society organisations are meeting at the European Parliament for the launch of the first LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index and Report, created […]

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Call for Host Organisation: Activist Academy 2018

Event title: Activist Academy: A Young World Time, place: July 2018 (5 working days, excluding travel) Participants: 24 (excluding the organising team) Funding requirements: €9,000 – €10,000 (co-funding) Deadline for applications: 23:59 CET, 31 January 2018 Host Application Form     Introduction IGLYO is looking for a host organisation to help fund and organise the second edition […]

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IGLYO Online Learning, together!

Webinar on Facilitation Skills Saturday, 08 December, at 4 pm CET Have you ever had to facilitate or lead a meeting or a panel session but lacked a technique on how to do it? Have you had to go to a school and make a presentation without being trained as a teacher? Have you wondered […]

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Celebrating Bisexuality Visibility Day

Since 1999, the 23rd of September has been marked as an international day to highlight the struggle of the bisexual community to gain visibility both outside and inside LGBTQI spaces, to raise awareness to the stigma and the erasure of bi-identities and experiences, as well as highlight the pervasive biphobia that many people in our […]

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We are looking for leaders like you to join our board!

Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity? Have you been yearning to put your talent in strategic thinking, organisation behaviour, project management or policy advocacy in the service of a great cause? Well, look no further! If you are committed to change attitudes in society and influence decision makers on all levels by ensuring LGBTQI+ […]

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Intersex Youth Network Meeting: Call for Participants

    Event  Intersex Youth Network Meeting Dates  Sat 7/10 & Sun 8/10 (Arrivals Fri 6/10 & Departures Sun 8/10 or Mon 9/10) Location  Brussels, Belgium Participants   10 Application Deadline          Mon 4 Sep 13:00 CET       Following the extremely successful study session “I” Have Rights in 2016, IGLYO and […]

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Right Side NGO public statement: administrative adjustment of trans people’s name change

“Right Side” human rights defender NGO highly appreciates the changes done by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia which was made in close cooperation in between “Right Side” human rights defender NGO and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia. These changes incomparably ease the name change process for trans […]

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PCM3: Board and Secretariat meeting in Barcelona

IGLYO board and secretariat meeting took place from 27-30 July in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting focused on planning the Annual Members’ Conference 2017, happening at the end of September on Croatia. Board members had an opportunity to have an exchange of views with the Secretariat.   IGLYO also welcomed its newest member, Cátia Figueiredo, as a board member. Cátia is […]

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Activist Academy 2017 brought the LGTBQI+ community together

Last week ( 17-21 July 2017), IGLYO held its first ever Activist Academy in Berlin, Germany, at which activists, workshop experts, mentors and partners showcased what being an activist in the LGTBQI+ community is all about. The five-day intensive skills-based training programme was meant for young people in Europe who have a strong interest in […]

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Public Statement: “Right Side” Human Rights Defender NGO was attacked

A woman pushing the office door illegally entered the office and presenting herself as an employee of Yerevan Municipality, requested the president of the NGO L. Martirosyan to show the documents of the NGO. L. Martirosyan presented the leasing contract, during which the mentioned woman, requested to L. Martirosyan to collect belongings and move the […]

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Joint statement: IGLYO, the European Youth Forum and Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth

For the third year in a row, the Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride March was banned and protestors attacked by police, in fact being prevented from exercising their human rights by the Turkish government. Over the last 25 years, the Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week has been celebrated during the last week of June and the Pride March […]

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A Pride in Istanbul!

Hakan is an activist in KAOS GL and started as a volunteer in 2013 before he became the organisation’s  Fundraiser and Project Coordinator. Hakan is also a board member of IGLYO. He attended the banned pride march in Istanbul on the  25th of june 2017. Below he shared his personal experiences: When I got out […]

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The registration for our Annual Members’ Conference 2017 is now opened

IGLYO is excited to open registration for our Annual Members’ Conference 2017, which will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from Friday 29th September – Sunday 01st October 2017, kindly co-hosted by our member Zagreb Pride. Below you’ll find a list of important dates and information for taking part in our biggest event of the year. […]

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Call for nominations to the Executive Board of IGLYO

Due to coming changes in the Executive Board of International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO), we are now looking to co-opt a new Board Member. The new Executive Board Member’s mandate would start on 15th of June and would run until December 31st 2018. The IGLYO Executive Board […]

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The host for the IDAHOT Forum 2018 is Portugal!

On the 21st of May, Brussels decorated its rainbow flags and held the 5th edition of IDAHOT Forum. The conference brought together ministers, policy makers, experts, academics, and civil society actors to represent the Forum, where they met, exchanged experiences and came out in support of a strong European policy for LGBTI persons. This year’s […]

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LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index: We all have the right to education!

May 17, 2017 marked the 12th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, drawing attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTQI people internationally. In the light of that date, IGLYO has launched the indicators of the LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index which will support national governments and civil society organisations to tackle this issue within […]

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The first edition of the Activist Academy: believe in change!

IGLYO is really excited to announce the first edition of the Activist Academy – a five-day intensive skills-based training programme happening in Berlin this summer. It’s organised by IGLYO for young people in Europe who have a strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex rights. The programme will involve a menu of […]

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Media Statement: 4th International Intersex Forum

Between the 20th and 23rd of April 2017, a Fourth International Intersex Forum was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The world’s largest intersex human rights forum to date was attended by 40 representatives of intersex organisations and independent advocates across all regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Post-Soviet countries, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania. The depth and […]

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