LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

ILGA-Europe at the 2016 IDAHO Forum

ILGA-Europe Executive Director Evelyne Paradis’ speech at the launch of Rainbow Package 2016, IDAHO Forum, Copenhagen, 10 May 2016

"For the fourth time, it is an honour and a privilege to present the 2016 Rainbow Europe Package (our Map, Index and Annual Review) in the presence of ministers, allies from intergovernmental organisations and governments, colleagues and friends from civil society, and this year, in particular, in the presence of HRH Crown Princess of Denmark.

We thank the Danish government for inviting ILGA-Europe and giving me the podium, not just because they keep the tradition set by the Dutch Government at the first IDAHO Forum in 2013, but because this is the event where our annual benchmarking and reporting exercise takes all its meaning.

For what better place is there to present the annual state of play of human rights and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people in Europe than with European and national policy-makers, civil society and allies from different sectors who come together for the precise purpose of making change happen..."