LGBTI, Women, Children, Minorities

The EIDHR supports anti-discrimination movements' actions namely the ones involving LGBT, Women, Children and Minorities rights. In this section you will find details information on the differents themes as well as on indigenous people rights.


Gender identity and sexual orientation continue to be used as justifications for serious human rights violations around the world. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people constitute a vulnerable group and continue to be victims of persecution, discrimination and gross ill-treatment, often involving extreme forms of violence.

Indigenous peoples

The rights of indigenous peoples are one of the priorities under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights.

Women's rights

Around the world, thousands of women's and girls if not millions are discriminated against because they are women.


On 20 November, the world celebrates the Universal Children day, which is also the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted in 1989.

Minorities' rights

Many states contain ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities whose fundamental freedoms and human rights are abused. Generally, these minority communities are poorer, face discrimination, have less power and influence, and have less access to remedies to tackle their problems.