European Parliament addresses backlash to gender and LGBT+ rights movements

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution in response to “visible and organised effort at the global and at the European level against gender equality and women’s rights,” including anti-gender movements targeting both women and those who identify as LGBT+. The resolution urges Member States to remain committed to LGBT+ and women’s rights, and urges the Council to unblock the Directive on implementing equal treatment outside of the labor market.

Terry Reintke, co-chair of the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup and shadow rapporteur for the resolution commented: “This resolutions sends a strong signal to anti-equality movements in Europe: women’s rights and LGBTI rights are human rights and will continue to be protected and defended. Now we need the Commission, the Council and Member States to work together to counter this backlash against gender equality and secure the rights of all citizens – including women and LGBTI people.”

Read more at The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights.