Thursday, 10 December 2009

New EU anti-discrimination poster featuring Armenian activist Lilit Poghosyan

Lilit Poghosyan is a Programmes & Policy Officer at Europe’s main gay rights group - ILGA-Europe, and my dear friend. Earlier this year I posted about Lilit being chosen as the face for the European Commission campaign ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination’. Here is the new poster featuring Lilit. (above, left)
The campaign’s work focuses on the five grounds of discrimination which are covered by two EU Directives:
The Employment Equality Directive protects everyone in the EU from discrimination based on age, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief in the workplace.
The Racial Equality Directive prohibits discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin in the workplace as well as in other areas of life such as education, social security, healthcare and access to goods and services.
Measures to combat discrimination based on a person’s gender are covered by other EU initiatives.
For more about Lilit Poghosyan - read my earlier post here.

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