Tuesday, March 08, 2011

European Parliament Says TBLG Women Need Specific Attention

More IWD related news that will be music to the ear of the international TBLG community.   

The European parliament adopted its 2010 report on the equality of men and women in the EU states,  and noted that TBLG women deserve specific attention.

The European Parliament “calls on the Member States and the Commission to pay particular attention to vulnerable groups of women: disabled, elderly, immigrant, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and minority women and women who have little or no training and are responsible for dependants, all of these being specific groups in need of measures tailored to their circumstances”
The Parliament also ”notes that transgender people remain a highly marginalised and victimized group facing a high degree of stigmatization, exclusion and violence, as reported by the Fundamental Rights Agency“. 

The Parliament also goes on to “strongly encourages the Commission and the Member States to follow the Agency’s recommendations for stronger and clearer protection against discrimination on grounds of gender identity”

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