Find more about the latest contestations of gender equality in countries across the Euro-Mediterranean region below.
16 Aug 2023
Backlash following Parliamentarians’ efforts to explicitly decriminalize same-sex intercourse
Political homophobia Religious-based discourse Sexual and reproductive health and rights Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Political Party Heads of State/Government Officials Members of Parliament Draft Law/Decree/Reform Enactment of violence (offline/online) Surveillance
22 Nov 2022
Caretaker Minister of Interior bans LGBTQI conference
Political homophobia Anti-gender Freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion Freedom of assembly and association Sexual and reproductive health and rights Judicial harassment (incl. Arbitrary Arrests, Bans, and Detentions) Heads of State/Government Officials
25 Jun 2022
Lebanon's Interior Minister issues a memo urging security forces to crack-down on "queer events".
Anti-gender Political homophobia Freedom from discrimination Freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion Heads of State/Government Officials Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Other act of discrimination
28 Feb 2022
New draft contract for domestic workers violates human rights
Illiberalism Freedom of movement Work, decent job, and equal wage for work of equal value Highest attainable standard of physical and mental health State Institutions/Bodies Draft Law/Decree/Reform