Posts Tagged ‘iglyo’

Webinar on HIV/sexual health: European Testing Week

Is your organisation interested in working around HIV and sexual health within the LGBTQI community? Would you like to know more about what is going on in Europe around World AIDS Day and the European HIV/Hep Testing Week? Get some ideas about how to get involved? If you would like to discuss and find out […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Kaos GL – Intreview with Hakan

Kaos GL is a Turkish LGBQI organisation and member of IGLYO. To discover more about the organisation’s work and initiatives, we interviewed Hakan, Finance and Project Coordinator.   1) What is your name and your role inside Kaos GL? My name is Hakan. I work as a Finance Coordinator. I’m also Project Coordinator for “Internet Freedom and […]

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Trans-Fuzja – Interview with Wiktor Dynarski

Trans-Fuzja is a Polish LGBTQI organisation mostly focused on trans rights. For our appointment “Members’ Monday”, we interviewed today Wiktor Dynarski, President and Executive Director of Trans-Fuzja, in order to get to know better Trans-Fuzja’s main initiatives and activities.   1) Wiktor, what is a very exciting project Trans-Fuzja is currently working on? Together with Lambda Warsaw […]

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HOSI Wien – Interview with Peter Funk

HOSI Wien was founded in 1979 and is Austria’s oldest and most important lesbian and gay organisation. One of HOSI Wien’s many tasks is political lobbying. Their activities are targeted towards government ministers, members of Parliament and other politicians as well as political parties and authorities, the media and the public in general to promote the causes of gays and […]

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LGL – Interview with Eglė Kuktoraitė

LGL is a member organisation of IGLYO and one of the most stable and mature organizations within the civic sector in the country as it was on December 1993. The main principle that characterizes the activities of the association is that of independence from any political or financial interests, with the aim of attaining effective social inclusion […]

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Identoba – Interview with Levan Berianidze

Identoba is one of Georgia’s premier multi-issue LGBT & general human rights NGOs committed to social change, community organization, education, and policy reform. Founded in 2010, Identoba seeks to end discrimination and systemic oppression of Georgia’s marginalized communities, particularly LGBT persons, women, disabled, disadvantaged youth, and Roma communities. Identoba envisions a common good that acknowledges […]

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KPH – Interview with Vyacheslav Melnyk

KPH is a member organisation of IGLYO and and LGBTQI organisation based in Warsaw, Poland. To discover more about KPH’s work, we interviewed for Members’ Monday Vyacheslav Melnyk, the current KPH’s Secretary General and coordinator of projects within the system of formal education.   1) Vyacheslav, what is a very exciting project KPH is currently working on? […]

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Gay Center – Interview with Fabrizio Marrazzo

  Gay Center is a member organisation of IGLYO and is based in Rome, Italy. Gay Center aims at providing a safe environment for LGBTQ youth and at fighting prejudices and stereotypes in schools. It also provides support against cases of discrimination targeting LGBTQ youth. To discover more about Gay Center’s activities, we interviewed Fabrizio Marrazzo, Gay […]

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Magnus – Interview with Jernej Škof

MAGNUS is gay section at ŠKUC (Students Cultural Centre). It was founded in 1984 as Cultural Organisation for Socialisation of Homosexuality. Its first and most important roles were organising MAGNUS Festival with a wide variety of activities to make acceptable homosexual life style. MAGNUS also organised a Week of Gay Films Festival on which most […]

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WISG – Interview with Ani Giorgadze

The “Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG)” is a member organisation of IGLYO and a feminist organization working on women’s issues. WISG has been founded by 8 women with different proffesions on June 29, 2000. The main goal of the organization is supporting the formation of a harmonious society based on principles of social justice by […]

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Arcopoli – Interview with Yago Blando

Arcopoli is a member organisation of IGLYO and an LGBTQ association aimed at equality and social inclusion. It is based in Madrid, Spain. Though Arcopoli was created in a University environment and originally reflected students’ perspectives, its original focus and targets of work increasingly expanded in the last years. To know more about Arcopoli’s work, […]

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IGLYO endorses European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week

Today, IGLYO launches a testing-themed twibbon to raise awareness about HIV and Hepatitis Testing Week.  IGLYO wants to encourage people to use our HIV-Hepatitis Ribbon to show they have been tested in the last 6 months. IGLYO this year, together with many other European organisations, endorsed the European HIV-Hepatitis Testing week 2015. Our goal is to […]

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API, Action For Identity – Interview with Santiago D’Almeida Ferreira

Action for Identity – API, is a non-governmental organization, which aims at defending, documenting and advocating for gender diversity and sex characteristics/body diversity. API’s work focuses on the experience of trans people and intersex through the promotion of Human Rights, with an anti-racist and feminist perspective. Intersectionality and non-discrimination on grounds of ancestry, sex, gender, race, […]

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Third and Fourth Day, AMC15 – General Assembly

After two days fully dedicated to conferences, members’ consultations and workshops, we finally got to the core of the whole event: IGLYO’s General Assembly 2015! The General Assembly is one of the most important events in IGLYO’s year agenda. IGLYO strongly invites every member organization to take part to the Assembly, in order to make […]

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Second Day, AMC15: Membership Consultation and Capacity Building Workshops

For the second day of IGLYO Annual Members Conference, all IGLYO members were under the spotlights! The day was fully dedicated to IGLYO member organisations, from capacity building workshops happening throughout the day to consultations on the most pressing needs in the current LGBTQ agenda of IGLYO’s members. The day started with an introduction to […]

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AMC15, First Day – Conference “Intolerance and Discrimination in Eastern Europe: the Plight of LGBTQI Youth”

  Today, was the first day of IGLYO Annual Members’ Conference 2015, taking place in Bucharest, Romania, from the 12th to the 15th of November. The Conference was hosted in the beautiful Czech Center, in the heart of Bucharest, and was organized by IGLYO and the local member organization Association ACCEPT. The day started with […]

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Interviews with Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII)

IGLYO Interviews Activists from OII Europe In our continuing efforts to represent the interests of LGBTQI youth, we recently held an Intersex Capacity Building Seminar in partnership with ILGA Europe. This was aimed at finding ways to address human rights issues faced by intersex people and to explore what the LGBTQ community can do to […]

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Capacity Building Seminar on Organisational Development – Call for Applications

Call for participants Capacity building seminar on Organizational Development !!! Deadline for applications: 9 March 2015. IGLYO is happy to invite you to participate in a capacity building seminar with the goal to assist your organization to develop. This call is particularly aimed at member organisations who have been running for three years or less […]

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IGLYO Reaffirms Its Solidarity With LGBTQ Youth And Students In The Baltics

  The International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) reaffirms its solidarity with LGBTQ youth and students in the Baltics. The IGLYO board and secretariat held our board meeting in Vilnius this week, as well as participating in an international human rights conference, facilitating a workshop and marching with Baltic Pride. IGLYO is disappointed that […]

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