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Press release: Report on the second international conference on LGBTI equality

 

 

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Press Release

March 8, 2017

 

 

Report on the second international conference on LGBTI equality

 

The European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Consulate General of Germany are pleased to present the report on the second international conference on LGBTI equality entitled “LGBTI Rights and Freedom of Religion in Hong Kong and the European Union” held on 28 November 2016.

The conference brought together religious and civil society experts from Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, Taiwan and Hong Kong to discuss issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Intersex people (LGBTI) in Hong Kong and the European Union (EU).

The conference focused on how to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation and how to create acceptance for diversity, in particular among religious communities.

The report on the international conference “LGBTI Rights and Freedom of Religion in Hong Kong and the European Union” summarises the views and recommendations of the panellists on issues of education, the legal framework, religious freedoms and the role of legislators.

The conference built on Hong Kong´s 1st international LGBTI conference held in August 2014 and co-organised by the European Union, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Chinese University of Hong Kong[1].

 

Link to the report: https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/lgbt_report_en_final.pdf

 

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