Fight against all discriminations

Fight against all discriminations

Fight against all discriminations

As part of its development cooperation, the EU supports the action of anti-discrimination movements, namely the ones focusing on the rights of women, children, LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people and other minorities. It also supports initiatives defending the rights of indigenous peoples. 


The EU is fully committed to the comprehensive protection and promotion of the rights of the child in order to ensure that no child is left behind from development schemes.

Indigenous peoples

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


LGBTI people have the same human rights as all individuals, including the right to non-discrimination.


Minority communities are poorer, face discrimination, have less power and influence, and have less access to remedies to tackle their problems.

Persons with disabilities

The EU has a strong mandate to protect and promote the rights of persons with disabilities and to improve their social and economic situation.


Countless women and girls around the world are discriminated against because of their gender.