On 30 April, TGEU has submitted a statement to the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities arguing for the explicit protection of the rights of transgender people and explicit mentioning of gender identity or expression in Slovenia’s National Program for Equal Opportunities of Women and Men 2015 – 2020.

Citing relevant EU legislation and international human rights standards, the statement highlights EU and Council of Europe member states’ obligations to protect the rights of trans people and to combat discrimination against trans people in the areas of employment, goods and services, victim’s rights and protection from gender-based violence, as well as health, education, sports, and private and family life.

Download the full statement here.

For further information on EU legislation and trans rights see www.tgeu.org/EU-law

Further information on the the Council of Europe’s Resolution 2048(2015) on Discriminiation against Transgender People in Europe can be found here.