LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Honouring International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, anti-racism and anti-discrimination civil society organisations and activists have issued a joint statement:

Today is a day to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazi regime against Jews, Roma, Sinti, people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people. Remembering the atrocities of the Holocaust should serve as a warning and remind us to be vigilant and learn lessons from Europe’s darkest history chapter as a way to avoid its repetition.

We call on European leaders, national governments and civil society organisations to protect the fundamental rights of all citizens, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, gender expression and/or gender identity. 


  • European Roma Information Office (ERIO)
  • Anna Lisa Tota (University Rome III), Italy
  • Associação Plano i, Portugal
  • Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR), UK
  • Ethel Brooks (Rutgers University & United States Holocaust Memorial Council), USA
  • European Disability Forum (EDF)
  • European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe)
  • Muzeum Romské Kultury, Czech Republic
  • Peter Jorna, Consultancy Social Inclusion, the Netherlands
  • Unión Romaní, Spain

Download the joint statement text in full here.