Reports and other materials

In this section you will find all our past and the most recent publications in electronic format.

Some of these publications are also available in print and if you would like to order them, please complete this online publications order form.

'Different Families, Same Love'-posters (December 2007)

ILGA-Europe has produced and printet a serie of 12 A2 posters of LGBT families, that we would like to send to you. Use it in connection with pride events and other LGBT activities. All we ask for in return is pictures from where you have used them. See where the posters have been used here.

Forced Out: LGBT People in Georgia (August 2007)

A high level of hostility towards same-sex relationships and diverse gender identities prevails in virtually every aspect of Georgian society. Many believe them to be a disease, some see them as a sin, others as a perversion. Human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are opposed by some prominent human rights defenders and other high-level figures. Stigmatisation is so pervasive that most LGBT people are forced out of communities, deprived of any chance to openly express their sexual orientation or gender identity, and suffer from discrimination and hate crimes. And yet they are forced to come out and organise into associations and groups if they want to be able to stand up for who they are.

This joint ILGA-Europe and COC report is the first of its kind to be published about same-sex relationships and LGBT people in Georgia. It explores identities, common human rights violations, the landscape of LGBT organising, health and HIV/AIDS, and relevant legal aspects. It also provides recommendations to the Georgian government, donors, LGBT activists and international organisations.

Forced Out: LGBT People in Azerbaijan (August 2007)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are not invisible in the predominantly Muslim Azerbaijani society. Tens of transgender sex workers go into the main street of the capital city Baku every night, prominent showbiz figures barely hide their sexual orientation, mass media gives more space every day to the subject of sexual orientation and gender identities. And yet one should not be misled by this relative visibility: there is a price of estrangement from family, bullying, social exclusion, discrimination, blackmailing and hate crimes attached to it.

This joint ILGA-Europe and COC report is the first of its kind to be published about same-sex relationships and LGBT people in Azerbaijan. It explores identities, common human rights violations, the landscape of LGBT organising, health and HIV/AIDS, and relevant legal aspects. It also provides recommendations to the Azerbaijani government, donors, LGBT activists and international organisations.

Suicidality among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth

Report by ILGA-Europe to the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, August 2007

Equality Mainstreaming fact sheet (September 2007)

Mainstreaming is one concept that since the 1990’s has gained popularity in international spheres. The United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Commission have been developing gender mainstreaming with more of less success for some time. The term non-discrimination mainstreaming is now used at the European Union level to include other groups, which have been discriminated against, amongst which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This factsheet looks at equality mainstreaming (as going beyond the anti-discrimination framework to achieve equality in practice). After defining the term equality mainstreaming, it highlights why this methodology is important and what are the conditions for it to work. Finally some sample questions and recommendations are given to contribute to the process of equality mainstreaming for policy-makers.

Going Beyond the Law: promoting equality in employment (2nd edition, May 2007)

The introduction in 2000 of the EU Directive prohibiting discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation represented an unexpected and much welcomed advance in the progress toward real equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people. The legislation offered the possibility of a transformation in the working life of lesbians, gays and bisexuals. No longer did they need to hide their sexual orientation for fear of harassment or discrimination. Such freedom would enable them to participate fully and openly and thus enjoy better social and professional relationships with their colleagues. Because of the new environment, they would better realise their career potential and bring home concrete benefits for their partners. Such was the promise.

The first version of this document, published in 2005, explored the extent to which that promise had been realised. The current edition, significantly revised and updated, looks at the state of transposition of the EU Directive, discusses its limitations and weaknesses in ensuring equality of LGB people in the employment, as well as the experience of LGB people of the legislation.

An important position taken in the discussions is that legislation is not enough. If equality for lesbians, gays and bisexuals is to become a reality in the workplace, then reacting to inequality is not going to do it. The focus has to be on measures and initiatives that actively promote equality. Employers and trade unions have a central and unique role to play in this respect. Therefore, relying on the testimonials of lesbians, gays and bisexuals with first hand experience, as well as the good practice available, the document points to practical steps that employers and trade unions can be taken to help realise the promise of equality in the workplace.

Прайды против предрассудков. Руководство по организации прайдов во враждебной обстановке (2006)

Целью данного руководства является предоставление идей и информационных ресурсов желающим организовать прайды во враждебной обстановке. Такая необходимость становится очевидной на фоне сильной враждебности, с которой сталкиваются многие организаторы прайдов в Центральной и Восточной Европе. В данном руководстве рассказывается об их опыте и успехах, а также дается информация о доступной поддержке, которую могут предоставить европейские институты и ЛГБТ-сообщества на международном уровне. Оно направлено на укрепление достигнутого прогресса и предоставление изначального ноу-хау для желающих организовать мероприятия в странах и городах, где прайды еще не проводились.

Борьба за достижение свободы собраний и выражение мнений для ЛГБТ-людей в Центральной и Восточной Европе представляет собой значительные трудности, волнение и веселье. Ненависть и любые угрозы насилия необходимо встречать с огромным мужеством и готовностью бороться. Фотоснимки, вошедшие в данное руководство (и охотно предоставленные многими фотографами) демонстрируют дух этих важных событий, и, как мы надеемся, вдохновят многих людей продолжать это дело.

Prides against Prejudice. A toolkit for pride organising in a hostile environment (September 2006)

This toolkit is intended to provide ideas and information resources for those wanting to organise Pride events in a hostile environment. The need for it has been made clear by the intense hostility faced by many Pride organisers in Central and Eastern Europe. In drawing heavily on their experiences and successes, and matching this input with information on support available from the European institutions and the LGBT community internationally, it aims to underpin the consolidation of progress made so far, and provide the initial know-how for those wishing to arrange events in countries and towns where no Pride events have yet been held.

The struggle to achieve freedom of assembly and expression for LGBT people across Central and Eastern Europe presents enormous challenges, excitement and exhilaration. Hatred and the ever present threat of violence have to be met with great courage and commitment. The photographs included in the toolkit (and provided so willingly by the many photographers) capture the spirit of these important events, honour those who have taken part in them, and will, we hope, inspire many more to take up the cause.

General leaflet about ILGA-Europe (June 2006)

Note - this publication was produced in 2006, and therefore some information and details are not up to date.

We are aiming to provide general information about our organisations in ALL European languages. You can read general leaflet about ILGA-Europe in 38 languages, sincere thanks to all translators!

ILGA-Europe cannot accept responsibility for accuracy and precision of the translations as all documents were translated by our volunteers and they are not official ILGA-Europe documents and translated for information purpose as well as to reach wider audiences. In case of any doubts, please refer to our documents in English.

Priručnik za promatranje Povorki ponosa (June 2006)

Croatian translation of ILGA-Europe's Handbook on Observations of Pride Marches (June 2006) by Iva Radat

Руководство по мониторингу прайдов (Июнь, 2006)

Данное руководство было разработано для людей и организаций, планирующих провести мониторинг нарушений прав человека во время прайдов. Описанная здесь техника мониторинга прав человека разработанапо результатам работы независимых наблюдателей за этими маршами. Данное руководство рассматривает разные аспекты наблюдения за прайдами. Оно кратко представляет принципы мониторинга прав человека, перечисляет основные инструменты по правам человека, которые можно использовать при запрете прайда или если прайд носит насильственный характер. Далее руководство дает несколько практических советов в области мониторинга прав человека посредством наблюдения за прайдами. После сбора фактографической информации необходимо включить ее в отчет, который отправить соответствующим правозащитным организациям. Далее представлена информация об организациях, контролирующих выполнение стандартов по правам человека, а также о том, как с ними связаться. В заключение данное руководство рассматривает возможность передачи делов суд на национальном и международном уровнях, а также трудности,связанные с этим подходом. Данное руководство можно использовать вместе с инструментарием по организации прайдов в сложной обстановке, доступным на веб-сайте «ILGA-Europe».

Handbook on Observations of Pride Marches (June 2006)

This Handbook has been designed for people and organisations who are thinking of monitoring human rights abuses occurring during Pride marches. The human rights monitoring technique described here is the observation of marches by independent observers.

The Handbook looks at different aspects of observing Pride marches. It explains briefly the principles of human rights monitoring. It lists relevant human rights instruments which can be invoked when a Pride march is banned or violent. Then it gives some practical advice and tools on human rights monitoring through observation of Pride marches. Once the factual information is collected it is important to gather the information in a report and to send it to the relevant human rights organisation. Information is given on organisations that monitor the implementation of human rights standards and how to approach them. Finally it looks into the possibility of taking cases before courts at national and international level and the challenges attached to this approach.

This Handbook can be used in conjunction with the toolkit on how to organise pride marches in a difficult environment which is available on the ILGA-Europe website.

Accessing Health: the Context and the Challenges for LGBT People in Central and Eastern Europe (April 2006)

This research project is the first of its size and scope has to be carried out among LGBT communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova and Romania. As such, the initiative is of groundbreaking importance and the data collected will serve to inform ongoing advocacy and policy work. The report presents the findings on health and access to the health care system by the LGBT communities in five Central and Eastern European countries, as well as draws conclusions and makes recommendations to the relevant stakeholders, including international organisations. It also introduces a methodology and lessons learnt, which could be used for further research.

Social exclusion of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) in Europe (April 2006)

Young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Europe face discrimination and exclusion in their everyday life. They experience estrangement from family, bullying and marginalisation at school, which can lead to such problems as underachievement and school drop-out, low self-esteem and mental ill-health. These in turn have a negative impact on the capacity of young LGBT people to manage the transition from school to work and to become confident and independent adults who can contribute to society.

This joint report by IGLYO and ILGA-Europe is a response to the need to bring attention to the social exclusion of young LGBT people in Europe and to put the issue on the agenda of national and European policy-makers. This publication highlights the effect that discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation and gender identity has on young LGBT people’s capacity to be socially included and to become active citizens. It also raises awareness about the multiple forms of discrimination that interact to put young LGBT people at a particular disadvantage and risk of exclusion.

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