EU / International

As LGBTI human rights defenders, many of you know what it is like to live in fear, to be harassed. The protection of human rights defenders has been a national priority for Ireland."

UN Secretary-General Message at Human Rights Council Watch



Russian anti-LGBT laws

GLEN'’s work on EU / International

LGBT rights are one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time. There are still many countries where being gay is a crime; where LGBT people are imprisoned, assaulted or denied access to essential services. Ireland plays a strong role internationally in advocating for LGBT rights. GLEN works with international colleagues and organisations, international bodies and the Irish Government to advance LGBT rights internationally. We also work at EU level to ensure that LGBT issues are fully recognised and integrated in EU-wide initiatives and directives that impact on the lives of LGBT people in Ireland and throughout the EU.