Day 2 and 3: Conference on Ethnic Identities: Bring Everyone In

Day 2 and 3 Report During Days 2 and 3 of the Conference on Ethnic Identities: Bring Everyone In, organized by IGLYO and partner organization COC Netherlands and funded by the European Youth Foundation, we continued to explore important topics and intersections. At the same time, our group stormed and normed, clashed and collaborated and […]

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Bring Everyone In: Conference on Ethnic Identities, Day 1 Report

Over twenty five LGBTQI young people have gather for the Conference on Ethnic Identities: “Bring Everyone In”, organised by IGLYO and COC Netherlands in Amsterdam, and funded by the European Youth Foundation. Day one of the conference started us listening to touching stories of going through hardships to reach the light at the end of the […]

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IGLYO stands in solidarity with Uganda Pride and Ugandan LGBTQI persons and condemns the human rights violations by authorities on August 4th

On the 4th of August the Ugandan police force stormed and raided a private party at Club Venom hosting the Mr/Ms/Mx Pride Uganda pageant during Uganda Pride week in the capital Kampala. Accounts from the scene reported excessive and brutal acts of violence from police. Eyewitnesses also reported sexual assaults by police officers, especially targeting […]

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Jourová shows the European Commission’s support of LGBTI rights at EuroPride 2016

  As part of the European Commission’s new LGBTI campaign, Commissioner Jourová attended EuroPride 2016 on their campaign boat- ‘We Share The Same Dreams’. IGLYO Co-Chair, Kyveli-George Papadimitriou, commented that, ‘This public commitment to LGBTI rights sends an important message to all European governments.” They continued to say that, “IGLYO welcomes such signs of solidarity and […]

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LGBTQI European Education Index

IGLYO’s report into the impact of homophobic and transphobic bullying, along with numerous other pieces of research, reveal that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people’s experiences of school plays a critical role in their life and development. Schools are particularly problematic for most LGBTQI people and many have to face a daily […]

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European Day for Victims of Hate Crime

Today, the 22nd of July, is the  European Day for Victims of Hate Crime. The International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) would therefore like to take this opportunity to recognise and highlight the continued and pervasive nature of hate speech and hate crimes perpetrated against LGBTQI+ young people and other marginalized groups throughout Europe. […]

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UN adopts historic resolution to establish independent expert on LGBT

On the 30th of June 2016 the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the principal human rights organ of the UN, established the institution’s first LGBT rights expert with the resolution ”Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”. The creation of the UN independent LGBT expert, which will assess the […]

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UNESCO Out In The Open Interviews

IGLYO partnered with UNESCO for their global ministerial meeting, “Out In The Open: Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression”, where for the first time, the education sector globally recognised its responsibilities in tackling homophobic and transphobic violence. As well as creating, No More Hiding, a brand new film and exhibition […]

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IGLYO supports the Istanbul Trans Pride and the LGBTQI Istanbul Pride

In light of  recent international  incidences of discrimination, hate speech, and hate crimes perpetrated against the LGBTQI community, the International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) seeks to raise our voice concerning the ban of both The Istanbul Trans Pride and the  LGBTQI Istanbul Pride, and to ask the city’s Governor to remove the ban […]

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IGLYO update from the UNESCO meeting

Homophobic and Transphobic Violence in Education is a Global Problem   IGLYO partnered with UNESCO at the International Ministerial Meeting in Paris on 17-18 May “Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression”, where for the first time, the education sector globally recognised its responsibilities in tackling homophobic and transphobic violence […]

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IGLYO conference on ethnic identities – Call for Participants

IGLYO is delighted to invite you to participate at the conference Bring Everyone In. The conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 5 to 9 September 2016 (travel days on 4 and 10 September), in partnership with IGLYO’s Member Organisation COC Netherlands. The conference has been kindly supported by the European Youth Foundation […]

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Call for Research Intern (5 Months)

  IGLYO is excited to announce a call for a new research intern to join the IGLYO team in Brussels for 5 months. The role will have a strong focus on education, leading an ambitious new project to create the beginnings of a European LGBTQI Education Index. This  will involve conducting desk research, building a database […]

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On IDAHOT, IGLYO demands that global decision makers to stop hiding from the reality of homophobic and transphobic bullying within education

IGLYO, with support from UNESCO, and the governments of Norway and the Netherlands, has created a film and photo exhibition to highlight the difficult and often traumatic experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) young people in education settings. No More Hiding presents a global snapshot of homophobia ad transphobia, which remains […]

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No More Hiding

To mark IDAHOT 2016 and UNESCO’s international ministerial conference, IGLYO asked LGBTQI young people from around the world to share their experiences of homophobia and transphobia in education. Each day from 11 – 16 May we will be releasing one of our photo exhibition entries and on 17 May we will launch our brand new film, No […]

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I Have Rights Participant Report Day 3

By Amanda Geenen   Today marked the halfway point of our study session. Time flies when you’re having fun (and learning an enormous number of new things in the process). The first topic of the day was a tricky one: law. After a briefing on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), […]

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I Have Rights Participant Report Day 2

By Toryn Glavin Day two of IGLYO’s study session got off to an interesting start with a world cafe teaching particpants about different issues and realities facing the intersex community around the globe. It gave an insight into intersex lives and the challenges faced, using various forms of media such as articles in national newspapers to […]

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I Have Rights Participants’ Report Day 1

By participants Christoph Alms and Yuri Yoursky The first day of IGLYO’s conference “’I’ Have Rights” in cooperation with Council of Europe took place in the European Youth Center Budapest and started with a breathtaking view over Budapest. A huge conference room and different options for safe spaces and gender neutral toilets leaded to a […]

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Webinar: How to Design Good Educational Sessions

Have you ever designed a presentation or a training session? Have you wondered why some people seem less engaged than others? Have you thought how you can make your audience really adopt the information and make changes? If you would like to know more about how to design effective sessions and presentations, please join IGLYO’s […]

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IGLYO urges LGBTQI activists and organisations to eliminate racism within the queer space

IGLYO calls LGBTQI activists and organisations to eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination that persists in Europe, even within the queer space Monday 21st March 2016. We need to fight racism everywhere, every day. However, this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the International LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) Youth & […]

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COC Nederland – Interview with Jouke van Buuren

COC Netherlands has been advocating the rights of LGBT people from 1946 on. COC strives for the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of LGBT’s in the Netherlands and all over the world. To get to know more about the work of the organisation, we interviewed Jouke van Buuren, […]

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Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre – Interview with Lukasz Konieczka

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a youth-led project based in England and a member organisation of IGLYO. For our appointment with Member’s Monday, we interviewed Lukasz Konieczka, Director of Mosaic, to discover more about the work of the organisation.   1) What is a very exciting project Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is currently working on? […]

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IGLYO statement – International Women’s Day 2016

IGLYO celebrates international women’s day 2016 – turning our attention to the women in most vulnerable situations Women and our allies have made irrefutable progress in the fight for gender equality in most countries of the world – but equality is still a long way off, as strong structural and social obstacles persist worldwide. Such […]

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Call for Host Organisation: IGLYO’s Annual Members Conference 2017

  AMC: Host Application Form for AMC 2017 Deadline: XXth of May 2016 – midnight This is the official call for IGLYO member organisations to host the 2017 Annual Member Conference. The Annual Members Conference is the most important meeting space for the Membership of IGLYO.  It is a statutory meeting that also includes a […]

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Pembe Hayat – Interview with Ali Can Kalan

Pembe Hayat is an LGBTQI organisation based in Turkey and a member of IGLYO. To discover more about the many initiatives and activities, Pembe Hayat is involved in, we interviewed Ali Can for our usual Members’ Monday appointment.   1) What is your name and your role inside Pembe Hayat? I am Ali Can Kalan, […]

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BLUS – Interview with Jessica Wentworth

BLUS is an organization run for and by LGBTQ students in and around Copenhagen and a member organisation of IGLYO. To get to know better the work of this organisation, we interviewed Jessica.   1)    What is your name and your role inside BLUS? My name is Jessica Wentworth, and I am the current chairperson of BLUS. I, […]

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IGLYO Launches Toolkit on Norm Criticism

Norms are ideas, thoughts, and sets of rules which govern the way we think or react. They also create expectations about others or that others have about us. They can dictate how we behave in certain situations or influence our attitudes about subjects, groups or individuals. Norms are often hidden, masked as something that has “just always been […]

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Sign up for IGLYO’s webinar on motivation and behaviour change

Have you ever tried to give people advice? Have you ever wondered why people do not seem to be motivated to become involved with your organisation? Have you ever tried to convince people to do things that are good for them and they did not seem to want to change? If you would like to […]

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Lambda Warsaw – Interview with Karolina Borowska

Lambda Warsaw is a Polish LGBTQ organisation, whose mission is to create social space in which to construct a positive identity of the LGBTQ community as well as providing independent, professional and expert assistance in difficult and crisis situations. The Association was established in 1997. Lambda Warsaw works mostly regionally in Warszawa and the Mazovia […]

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PINK Embassy – Interview with Artan Karoli

PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro Albania is a non-profit organization which works for the protection and advancement of the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, intersex and queer people in Albania. Since 2014 PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro has been working to host the first LGBT Pride in Albania, on May 17th as well as […]

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Allsorts Youth Project – Interview with Reuben Davidson

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. For our Members’ Monday focus, we interviewed Reuben to discover more about the current work of the organisation.   1)      What is your name and […]

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