Discrimination against LGBTIQ people persists throughout the EU. For several LGBTIQ people in the EU, it is still unsafe to show affection publicly, to be open about their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (be it at home or at work), to simply be themselves without feeling to be threatened. An important number of LGBTIQ people are also at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Not all feel safe to report verbal abuses and physical violence to the police.
The European Union has to be at the forefront of efforts to better protect LGBTIQ people’s rights. Therefore, the European Commission adopted on 12 November 2020 the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025 (in all EU languages).
This is the first-ever Commission strategy on LGBTIQ equality and delivers on the European Commission s commitment to building a Union of Equality. It strives to build a Union where diversity is celebrated as part of our collective richness, where all people can be themselves without risk of discrimination, exclusion or violence.
Would you like to learn more on the first-ever Commission strategy on LGBTIQ equality? Would you like to know what else can employers do to contribute to more equal workplaces? Then this workshop is for you!
About EU Platform of Diversity Charters
The EU Platform of Diversity Charters was created in 2010 under the initiative of and with funding from the European Commission. The Platform offers a place for existing European Diversity Charters (currently 26) to exchange and share experience and good practices more easily through Platform meetings, expert seminars and annual high level forums. FIBS represents EU Commissions’ Diversity Charter Platform in Finland since 2012.
For more information about this workshop and to register, please click on the corresponding link here. Please note that FIBS is not an organising party.
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