This webinar will take place online on 26 March 2024 at 10.00 – 13.00 CET. It is aimed at National Equality Bodies experts, concretely, members of 2022-2023 Equinet’s Cluster on Rainbow families on the move.Register by 18 March!
While the European Commission issued its first ever LGBTIQ Strategy and its proposed Regulation on Mutual Parenthood Recognition, LGBTIQ equality remains threatened and challenged in many countries of the EU. Equality Bodies have been working for years to ensure better and stronger protection of LGBTIQ people. They are essential allies to ensure that the EU is an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone, including by protecting trans and intersex people and assisting rainbow families on the move. Their experience needs to be shared and strengthened, in order to create a safer and better environment for LGBTIQ people in Europe.
The Equinet’s Cluster on Rainbow Families on the Move developed a report on Equality Bodies protecting the rights of rainbow families on the move, which includes a comprehensive overview of the legal framework ensuring the protection of rights and freedoms of same-sex couples and their children on the move, particularly their fundamental right to non-discrimination and equality, with a focus on the role that Equality Bodies can play
Experts from Equality Bodies will be able to better address cases of discrimination against rainbow families on the move in their own national context by learning from good practices of other Equality Bodies.