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Being Queer and LGBTQIA+ in South Asia & Europe


09 Apr 2024 18:30


FNF Europe Office Av. de Cortenbergh 71
1000  Brussels



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The European Union (EU) has emerged as a prominent advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights globally, with significant strides made in recent years through initiatives like the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025, championed by key institutions such as the Commission and Parliament. Despite progress, a notable gap exists between the more progressive North and West and the conservative South and East EU member states. Furthermore, challenges persist beyond the EU borders, with LGBTQIA+ individuals facing severe threats in various European countries.

Europe has become a battleground for LGBTQIA+ rights, with right-wing populists promoting discrimination and hate speech, leading to the erosion of previous achievements. Socio-political discussions have highlighted critical themes such as hate crime, trans-rights, migration, and asylum.

In South Asia, LGBTQIA+ rights progress amidst a complex landscape of change and challenges. While there has been increased visibility and legal recognition over the past two decades, right-wing governments, populism, economic crises, and socio-political unpredictability hinder comprehensive integration.

To address these issues, the European Dialogue of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is organizing this event, focusing on understanding the LGBTQIA+ situation in both South Asia and Europe. The event aims to encourage political debate and develop liberal policies amidst ongoing elections in South Asia and the upcoming EU election in 2024. By facilitating discussions on the current political landscape in both regions, the foundation seeks to promote liberal values through cross-regional exchanges.


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