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Join our webinar to stand against anti-LGBT+ hate crimes and violence

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1 in 2 gays or lesbians faced a certain form of harassment with 91% of cases not reported, shows ombudsman's study. Victims feel that reporting wouldn't change anything as they have little or no trust in the police. The webinar will focus on how to change that. Experts from the EU and the UK will share their best practices in a panel discussion. You can join us too! 

 

The webinar is focusing on anti-LGBT+ hate crimes and hate speech. The goal is to share information and best practices of successful projects that provide help and prevent such attacks. Alain Parmentier, the president of the EGPA (European LGBT Police Association) and Eleni Tsetsekou, Head of Unit, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit, Council of Europe and other representatives from Hungary and Great Britain will discuss the current challenges and their good practice in the panel. Join us, so you can participate in the discussion and ask questions to our panellists. 

People often experience hate crimes and hate speech, only due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, shows a study by the public ombudsman. In the last five years, there have been more cases of LGBT+ people who felt discriminated against or those who have experienced harassment first hand. 15% of them also experienced physical or sexual abuse and threats. 

The fact, that majority of those cases (91%) is not reported is alarming. LGBT+ people themselves don't often see the importance of claiming justice. Victims also feel that it is difficult to access justice in the Czech republic. Due to the lack of reporting and insufficient legislation, The Czech Police is unable to track the amount of those cases. However, hate crime victims can report to https://en.in-ius.cz/questionnaire/

Many European Countries have already incorporated the prevention and support processes for victims of anti-LGBT violence. Prague Pride, In IUSTITIA and NUDZ are organising public discussion funded by the European Council project, seeking to get knowledge of international practices and cases. In the first panel, we will ask Alain Parmentier, the president of the EGPA (European LGBT Police Association) and Eleni Tsetsekou, Head of Unit, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Unit, Council of Europe and other representatives from Hungary and Great Britain on current challenges and their good practices. In the second part, we will discuss hate crimes and violence with a representative of Hungarian  Háttér Society, the Campaign Manager from Galop UK - The LGBT+ anti-violence charity and many others.

PROGRAM

  • 14:00–14:10 Welcome and information about Rise UP initiative
  • 14:10–14: 45 I. Panel - research and best practices on European level
    • Karel Frič, EU Fundamental Rights Agency 
    • Eleni Tsetsekou, Head of SOGI Unit, Council of Europe
    • Alain Parmentier, President of the European LGBT Police Association
  • 14:45 - 15:10 II. Panel - examples of best practices from NGO sector
    • Mel Stray, Hate Crime Policy & Campaigns Manager, Galop (UK) 
    • Tamás Dombos, board member, Háttér Society (HU)
  • 15:10–15:25 Q&A 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prague Pride is realizing the project RISE UP (no. 963772) funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).

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