17th May 2018 – International Day for LGBTQI persons and homelessness.

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17 May 2018 : International Day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.

25 % of young persons who are homeless are identified as LGBTQI, including persons with XXY chromosomes, for whom our Association has developed a specific experience.

➡ Friendship, discussion, peace and housing are the best answers.

➡ Fundamental rights must be respected at all stages of the personal and professional lives of LGBTQI persons.

 

17th May 2018 - International Day for LGBTQI persons.

Policing Hate Crime against LGBTIQ persons : Training for a Professional Police Response.

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Policing Hate Crime against LGBTIQ persons : Training for a Professional Police Response.

Especially, Module Five helps participants to understand the work of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and how the Police can best work with them to improve responses to victims.

■ The police are at the frontline of the criminal justice system and the first point of contact for many victims of hate crime. Without the essential skills to identify and investigate hate crimes against LGBTIQ persons, the police cannot ensure justice and protection for victims, gain the confidence of communities or contribute to the fair and transparent application of national hate crime laws.

The Council of Europe has long worked to raise awareness of targeted violence including racist, religious, gender based, homophobic and transphobic crime. Key Council of Europe resolutions and recommendations by the Committee of Ministers, as well as the Parliamentary Assembly, recognise the speci c harm and impact of discrimination and crimes against LGBTIQ persons, as well as the importance of supporting victims, cooperat- ing with civil society and training law enforcement and other criminal justice practitioners. Case law of the European Court of Human Rights is unequivocal about the importance of ‘unmasking’ hate motivation and homophobic motivation and warns of the consequences of failing to do so: “prejudice-motivated crimes would unavoidably be treated on an equal footing with ordinary cases without such overtones, and the resultant indi erence would be tantamount to o cial acquiescence to or even connivance with hate crimes.”

■ This manual is designed for police trainers, investigators, managers, hate crime o cers and frontline police o cers working in countries across the Council of Europe region. Its purpose is to provide assistance, information and the appropriate tools for conducting trainings on hate crime against LGBTIQ persons. It builds on Council of Europe standards, especially on the European Convention on Human Rights and the relevant case law from the European Court of Human Rights, as well as other international human rights standards and already existing training materials for law enforcement o cials.

■ This manual is based on a human rights approach and informed by expert input. Above all it is victim and community-focused, in recognition that their con dence in law enforcement and cooperation is key to the success of investigations of these crimes.

■ Police training is only one element in a comprehensive approach to tackling hate crime. Police recording systems should allow all aspects of hate crime against LGBTIQ persons to be recorded, and good investigative practice should be supported by o cial protocols and guidelines. As a key partner of the police, the prosecution service should also undergo training so that successful and fair hate crime prosecutions can be prepared and brought. Finally, political leadership that recognises the specic harm caused by hate crimes against LGBTIQ persons and that commits itself to resourcing the full implementation of this training must also be in place.

■ This manual builds on the standards of the Council of Europe on combating hate crime and discrimination, as well as on the work and expertise of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Unit in assisting member states with the implementation of e ective policies, legislation and practical measures to identify, investigate and prosecute hate crime against LGBTIQ persons and protecting the victims of such crimes.

Manual of the Council of Europe – Policing Hate Crime against LGBTIQ persons : Training for a Professionnel Police Réponse

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights released a Global Charter to support business in the fight against discrimination against LGBTIQ in the workplace.

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27 September 2017 : The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a Global Charter to support business in the fight against discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ) in the workplace.

1/ Facts : High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called on the private sector to play its role in promoting the inclusion of LGBTIQ persons in the workplace.

„Change requires the active participation of all parts of society – including, above all, the business world,” he said.

„Business decisions, whether in human resources, investment, procurement, and even marketing, can have a real, sometimes profound, impact on human rights,” he continued.

2/ Our experience : by promoting the inclusion of LGBTIQ persons in the workplace, we fight together the risk of poverty because of the risk of discrimination and unjustified dismissals, and the dramatic consequences, such as LGBTIQ persons become precarious persons or homeless persons.

Sources : storyF.asp

 

Global Charter to support business in the fight against discrimination against LGBTIQ in the workplace

Housing actions for homeless persons in flats from the private housing stock, NANTES – FRANCE.

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Objective : To encourage housing actions of homeless persons in flats from the private housing stock and to promote their social integration. 

Location of the action : DOWNTOWN of NANTES (Budapest Street), FRANCE.

Means and resources deployed :

February-July 2016 : During the 2016 winter, sending out one of our Teams of volunteers of our Association, in emergency cases, to seek for emergency accomodation for homeless persons, in hotel rooms accepting homeless persons without professional income and with dogs.

Specific Housing Action of a homeless person, Steve, 35 years old, with his dog „Star”,  in a flat in the private housing stock of NANTES, FRANCE, and equipment of the flat with new kitchen appliances and accessories, a new fridge, sofa and small furniture.

Short duration of this rehousing action for this homeless person, by our specialized Team : only 15 days !

Extensive and in-depth expertise of our Association in this field of rehousing actions for homeless persons.

Field for intervention targeted by the European Commission : Europe 2020 Strategy. European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion.

Gaëtan explains how to relocate homeless persons

Gaëtan explique comment reloger les personne sans-abri

Contact and trust with Steve have been performed with the purchase of a new pair of shoes.

STEVE contact par l'achat d'une paire de chaussures fun

Taming Steve’s dog is a sign of confidence.

Didier garde la chienne de Steve

Taming Steve’s dog is a sign of confidence.

Des os en peau de buffle pour la chienne de Steve

Taming Steve’s dog is a sign of confidence.

La chienne de Steve

Taming Steve’s dog is a sign of confidence.

Tumtum garde la chienne de Steve

In the hotel room, Steve and his dog.

STEVE en hébergement d'urgence

In the hotel room, Steve and his dog

Steve et sa chienne à l'Hôtel

Rehousing action performed !

Action relogement Steve achevée - Cour

Rehousing action performed !

Appartement de Steve - Intérieur

Rehousing action performed !

Hall d'immeuble Zara - croquettes pour chien

Homeless persons facing discrimination against them based on prejudice on their sexual orientation.

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 Objective : To help young homeless persons facing discrimination against them based on prejudice, misconception and intolerance because of their sexual orientation.

Location of the action : RENNES (35, BRETAGNE), FRANCE.

Means and resources deployed :

January 2016 : Supporting the actions of the Association „Le Refuge” in RENNES (BRETAGNE, FRANCE), by implementing an emergency accommodation for a homeless young adult, rejected by his parents because of the revelation of his sexual orientation.

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  • Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union : Non-discrimination : 1. Any discrimination based on any ground such as sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation shall be prohibited”.
 

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