New EU gender equality strategy looks into transgender people's rights

Published: September 22, 2010

Yesterday European Commissioner for Fundamental Rights Viviane Reding presented the 2010-2015 Strategy for equality between women and men  in the European Union. The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights welcomes the inclusion of gender identity in EU gender equality efforts.

Viviane Reding – Gender equality (Credits: European Commission)In June 2010, the European Parliament called on the Commission to take explicit measures against discrimination on grounds of gender identity. A parliamentary event was also held in September, highlighting the need for EU action for transgender people’s rights; and Members of the European Parliament later met with Commission officials, seeking reassurance that transgender issues would be being looked into.

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