On the occasion of World Refugee Day, ILGA-Europe invites LGBTI activists in Europe and Central Asia to hear about migrant-inclusive LGBTI community organising in our region.
In recent years, more and more LGBTI organisations across Europe are increasingly faced with requests for support coming from LGBTI immigrants. Some LGBTI immigrants may have arrived in Europe in pursuit of their professional goals, but the vast majority were forced to immigrate due to various political instabilities in their home countries, lack of rule of law, and persecution.
In its recently adopted LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025, the European Commission has committed to reforming the European asylum system to ensure a better response to the needs of LGBTIQ asylum seekers. While implementation of these reforms may take years to materialise, in the meantime, what do we know about the lived realities of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees in our region?
How do LGBTI immigrants, including LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees, integrate in host communities?
What community organising activities do LGBTI organisations in Europe offer in order to be more inclusive of LGBTI immigrants?
ILGA-EUROPE hopes to get some answers to these and other questions from a number of renowned LGBTI, immigrant, and refugee activists on June 18 at 12.00 CEST.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.