LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

IDAHOBIT 2022: Rights of LGBTQI+ people in and from Ukraine

On the occasion of IDAHOBIT, ILGA-Europe and UNAIDS are hosting an event focusing on the rights of LGBTIQ+ people in and from Ukraine. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, 17 May from 12:00 - 13:30 CET.

The interactive panel session will be moderated by Cianán Russell, ILGA-Europe's Senior Policy Officer to discuss how to better protect the rights of LGBTIQ+ people in and from Ukraine.

The event will bring together:

  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Olena Shevchenko, Representative of the Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ Community
  • Tymur Lysenko, Representative of the Ukrainian LGBTIQ+ Community
  • Matthew Kavanagh, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director a.i.
  • Marc Angel, Co-President of the European Parliamentary Intergroup on LGBTI rights
  • Maria Arena, Chair of the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • Katalin Cseh, Member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Joanna Darmanin, Head of Unit Humanitarian and Thematic Policies (C1), DG ECHO
  • Kate Thomson, Head of Community Rights and Gender Department, The Global Fund
  • Valeriia Rachynska, The Global Partnership to End HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination

UNAIDS talked to Evelyne Paradis, ILGA-Europe's Executive Director about the particular challenges facing LGBTIQ+ people caught up in war. Click here to read it