29/03/2008 | Writer: KAOS GL

March 2008

Below is the submission by Kaos G.L. (Turkey), Lambda Istanbul (Turkey) and the International Lesbian and Gay Association (European Region) on the 14th National Report by Turkey on the implementation of the European Social Charter

European Social Charter

Submission by Kaos G.L. (Turkey), Lambda Istanbul (Turkey) and the International Lesbian and Gay Association (European Region) on the 14th National Report by Turkey on the implementation of the European Social Charter

Article 1.2: Prohibition of discrimination in employment on the ground of sexual orientation


Executive Summary

Against a background of widespread hostility to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Turkey, full and effective protection from employment discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity is essential.

The extreme social exclusion experienced by many transgender persons is a matter of the gravest concern. Unable to find employment, many are forced into a life of sex work, where they face violence, police intimidation, being driven from their homes, and serious health risks.

Turkey
Tags: human rights
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