ILGA-Europe – the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
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Breakdown by criteria
  • Equality & non-discrimination
    • Constitution (sexual orientation)
    • Employment (sexual orientation)
    • Goods & services (sexual orientation)
    • Education (sexual orientation)
    • Health (sexual orientation)
      • Conversion therapy (sexual orientation)
    • Equality body mandate (sexual orientation)
    • Equality action plan (sexual orientation)
    • Constitution (gender identity)
    • Employment (gender identity)
    • Goods & services (gender identity)
    • Education (gender identity)
    • Health (gender identity)
      • Conversion therapy (gender identity)
    • Equality body mandate (gender identity)
    • Equality action plan (gender identity)
    • Law (gender expression)
    • Constitution (sex characteristics)
    • Employment (sex characteristics)
    • Goods & services (sex characteristics)
    • Education (sex characteristics)
    • Health (sex characteristics)
    • Equality body mandate (sex characteristics)
    • Equality action plan (sex characteristics)
    • Blood donations
  • Family
    • Marriage equality
    • Registered partnership (similar rights to marriage)
    • Registered partnership (limited rights)
    • Cohabitation
    • No constitutional limitation on marriage
    • Joint adoption
    • Second-parent adoption
    • Automatic co-parent recognition
    • Medically assisted insemination (couples)
    • Medically assisted insemination (singles)
    • Recognition of trans parenthood
  • Hate crime & hate speech
    • Hate crime law (sexual orientation)
    • Hate speech law (sexual orientation)
    • Policy tackling hatred (sexual orientation)
    • Hate crime law (gender identity)
    • Hate speech law (gender identity)
    • Policy tackling hatred (gender identity)
    • Hate crime law (intersex)
    • Policy tackling hatred (intersex)
  • Civil society space
    • Public event held, no state obstruction of freedom of assembly (3 years)
    • Public event held, there is enough protection (last 3 years)
    • Associations operate, no state obstruction of freedom association (last 3 years)
    • LGBTI human rights defenders are not at risk
    • No laws limiting external funding
    • No laws limiting freedom of expression (national/local)
  • Asylum
    • Law (sexual orientation)
    • Policy/other positive measures (sexual orientation)
    • Law (gender identity)
    • Policy/other positive measures (gender identity)
    • Law (intersex)
    • Policy/other positive measures (intersex)


With the Annual Review, ILGA-Europe examines the advances made at national level country-by-country in the 12 months from January to December 2018, our eighth edition. It also looks at the LGBTI equality work carried out by organisations such as the European Union, the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Council of Europe.

The Rainbow Map&Index presents a picture of what the policy landscape is like right now, while the Annual Review also attempts to answer the question “what’s next?” Recommendations are intended to encourage policymakers to address the most pressing legal and policy priorities within the framework of our Rainbow Map&Index.

While ILGA-Europe are urging national authorities to follow these recommendations, we did not come up with the suggestions unilaterally. The recommendations were gathered following an online consultation with a wide range of LGBTI organisations in the various countries. As a result, the recommendations are tailored to the needs of activists working on the ground.