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It is June, which for many people means Pride month, a month full of celebration, festivities and activities to remember the achievements of LGBTQI+ community. But Pride hasn’t always been a celebration. It started as a protest. A protest by black queer people. This year, it seems, things are going back to its roots. Not… » read more

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The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia is a reminder of the importance of standing for the rights of the LGBTI+ community in Europe and in the world. Even though LGBTI+ rights have seen a steady but slow progress in the past decade, hate speech and hate crimes are still widespread. Over the… » read more

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Statement on the situation of migrants and refugees in Europe during the COVID-19 crisis In the last weeks, Europe has become the new hotspot of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a public health emergency that has been already recognised as the biggest crisis hitting the continent since World War II. Each of us is being affected… » read more

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The International Women’s Day has its origins in the struggle for equal political and economic rights for women, and has been celebrated since the beginning of the century. The simple fact that in 2020 we still demand the same rights as in 1908 gives reasons to reflect on the persistence of gender inequality. Nowadays, European… » read more

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Zero Discrimination Day was created in 2013 by UNAIDS, (the UN program on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)) to celebrate the right of everyone to be free from discrimination. As an organisation representing European youth, AEGEE-Europe wants to raises awareness of different forms of discrimination faced by young people. Young… » read more

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The International Organization for Migration defines migration as a term “reflecting the common lay understanding of a person who moves away from his or her place of usual residence, whether within a country or across an international border, temporarily or permanently, and for a variety of reasons”. As reflected in these words, migration is a… » read more

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On Saturday 24th of August, the Kadiköy district governorate of Istanbul banned the third edition of the “Queer Olympix”, a pro-LGBTI+ sporting event. The authorities stated the need to prevent possible crimes, to protect public health, public order and public morality as official reasons for the ban. This is the first time ever this event… » read more

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On Thursday 1st of August, an 18 year-old woman was allegedly raped by a group of six men between 18 and 36 years-old in Bilbao, Spain. They raped her, they threw 17€ on her, and left her alone. On Monday 5th of August, it was announced that two of them are going to prison while… » read more

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#erwg #equalrights #erwgisback #equalrightsnews #pride WHY PRIDE IS STILL IMPORTANT Pride means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it’s a time to take to the streets, put on far too much glitter, and come together in celebration. For others, it represents a period of reflection; a period when we… » read more

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