LGBTI organisations say next government must enshrine rights in coalition deal

Asia's Tech News Daily

said, Rainbow Accord, too complicated

Gender equality organisations will be urging the future coalition parties to include LGBTI rights in the government accord at a symposium being held in Assen on Monday.

‘We are counting on the next government to honour the promises on LGBTI rights which have been set down in our Rainbow Accord, even though one of the negotiating partners [ChristenUnie] did not sign it,’ said Astrid Oostbrug, chairwoman of gay and transgender rights group COC, ahead of the meeting on International Coming Out Day.

The Rainbow Accord, which was signed by 10 political parties in March, sets out measures to counteract violence against the LGBTI community and intersectional discrimination. It also includes ways of promoting acceptance of LGBTI people in schools and enabling children to have multiple parents.

The Netherlands is currently ‘lagging behind in 12th place’ in Europe when it comes to equal rights, inclusion and acceptance, regardless of sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, Oostbrug said.

The 10 parties have also promised to anchor LGBTI rights in the constitution, for instance to have an X on the passport instead of an M or F and to ban therapies claiming to ‘cure’ LGBTI people.

However, in May the caretaker government said that while it would support a code of conduct on LGBTI issues for religious communities, where so-called conversion therapies are carried out, it would be too complicated to enshrine such a ban in law.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

No cases of new Omicron strain recorded in Russia yet - sanitary watchdog

The new Omicron variant of COVID-19 was discovered in South Africa last week Read more »

Dow falls 200 points as vaccine maker warns of diminished effectiveness against Omicron variant

© Wang Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 19, 2021. Wang Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images US stocks tumbled as investors fear the Omicron variant will derail ... Read more »

Facebook-owner Meta told to sell Giphy as British regulator blocks acquisition

A panel found that Facebook would be able to increase its already significant market power in relation to other social media platforms. Read more »

Coronavirus infections appear to be stabilising, RIVM says

Coronavirus test location at the RAI in Amsterdam. Photo: Depositphotos.com The number of positive coronavirus tests in the Netherlands was unchanged over the last week when compared with the previous ... Read more »

Amsterdam Light Festival switches off for most of the night

The Lace – Choi Shine Architects – will be back this year. Photo: Amsterdam Light Festival The 10th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will only be ‘open’ until 5pm, ... Read more »

Expert suggests restrictions on foreign travel to prevent Omicron's spread

However, its real danger has not been assessed yet, since the number of tracked patients is less than a hundred, Russian virologist Sergey Netesov notes Read more »

World enters new wave of pandemic amid high inflationary pressures — Putin

Vladimir Putin noted that the extremely soft budgetary policies of most developed countries played a significant factor in accelerating inflation, and maybe even a key role Read more »

Cyberattacks on Russian resources have grown several times since 2020 — Putin

Moscow understands the importance of joint work on cyber security, the Russian President noted Read more »

CIT robbery: Two policemen suffer gun wounds in Mpumalanga

© Provided by The South African The latest CIT robbery has left two policemen and two security guards shot near Witbank, Mpumalanga on Saturday. CIT ROBBERY SHOOTING WITH MERCEDES BENZ ... Read more »

No need to introduce lockdown in Russia amid spread of Omicron variant — expert

Alexander Butenko urged citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19 Read more »

Vermont firefighters had to leave their station unstaffed for up to an hour because of a worker shortage

© Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Police, hospitals, and EMT services have all said they’ve struggling to recruit and retain staff. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images ... Read more »

About 35,000 HIV patients die in Russia every year, expert says

According to Pokrovsky, Russia annually spends some 60 bln rubles ($804.4 mln) on combating HIV Read more »

'I can't even afford to buy a cart of groceries': Spiraling inflation leaves some grocery workers struggling

The gap between hourly wages and the cost of food means many grocery workers often face the daily experience of being around food they can’t afford. Read more »

When will Final Fantasy XIV's Endwalker 6.0 patch release?

© Provided by Dot Esports Final Fantasy XIV players are in for a treat. The upcoming expansion Endwalker is just around the corner. Initially set to release last summer before ... Read more »

Dow futures drop 450 points after Moderna CEO predicts vaccines will be less effective against Omicron

© AP Photo/Richard Drew Analysts said stocks are set for volatility over the coming weeks. AP Photo/Richard Drew Dow futures fell 450 points Tuesday after Moderna’s CEO predicted vaccines would ... Read more »

UNESCO's passiveness in Syria is disappointing — Russian representative

"The organization is too slow in turning face to face with the problem of restoring such remarkable monuments as Palmyra, Aleppo and others," Alexander Kuznetsov said Read more »

Use of Sputnik Light as booster jab for all vaccines approved in UAE, RDIF says

Sputnik Light is the first component of the Sputnik V vaccine Read more »

Russia has no plans to introduce fines for refusing inoculation against COVID-19 — Kremlin

Earlier, it was reported that that there was bill in progress on introducing mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 in Austria Read more »

Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years. Will that matter?

In a biting dissent two years ago, when the Supreme Court overturned a ruling from 1979, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that the decision “can only cause one to wonder which ... Read more »

Qatar 2022: Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises host nation is 'tolerant' and 'welcoming'

With less than a year to go before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, questions surrounding host nation Qatar’s handling of humanitarian issues show few signs of abating ... Read more »

Dow futures drop 470 points after Moderna CEO predicts vaccines will be less effective against Omicron

© AP Photo/Richard Drew Analysts said stocks are set for volatility over the coming weeks. AP Photo/Richard Drew Dow futures fell by more than 470 points Tuesday after Moderna’s CEO ... Read more »

Omicron strain may trigger new wave of pandemic, expert thinks

It is spreading faster than the Delta strain and is more contagious, virologist Yevgeny Timakov notes Read more »

Exhibition reveals the untold stories of the Dutch women of the resistance

The Waalsdorpervlakte in the dunes, where many resistance heroes were shot. Photo Pvt Pauline vi Wikimedia Commons A new exhibition has opened honouring the many women who were active in ... Read more »

‘I fight for higher principles': EJ Obiena to continue representing Philippines despite row

© Provided by Interaksyon Fans of pole vaulter EJ Obiena poured in their support for him after he announced he will still represent the Philippines despite being embroiled in a ... Read more »

Texas man who got $1.6M in PPP loans, bought Lamborghini is sentenced to 9 years

Lee Price III spent money from the coronavirus relief program on a Lamborghini, a truck and a Rolex watch, officials said. Read more »

Documents for research into coronavirus vaccine for children submitted - Gamaleya Center

BARVIKHA /Moscow Region/, November 29./TASS/. The Gamaleya Center has filed with the Russian Ministry of Health the documents for conducting clinical research into a coronavirus vaccine for children aged 6 ... Read more »

Aui_2000 joins Tundra Esports as Dota 2 head coach

© Provided by Dot Esports Tundra Esports is looking to invest further in developing its current Dota 2 lineup by bringing in Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling as its head coach. This ... Read more »

It will take some 10 days to make vaccine against Omicron strain - Gamaleya Center chief

According to Alexander Gintsburg, the process of the new vaccine’s registration with the Russian health ministry may take up to 1.5 months Read more »

EMA considers it premature to foresee need for adapted vaccine to tackle Omicron variant

Current information is insufficient to determine if this variant is going to spread significantly causing hospitalisations, EMA’s press office stressed Read more »

Around nine days needed to make testing kit for Omicron strain — expert

On November 26, the WHO designated B.1.1.529 as a "Variant of Concern" and assigned it the Greek letter Omicron Read more »

Decisions on anti-Omicron-strain restrictions depend on government center, Kremlin says

On November 26, the WHO marked the coronavirus strain B.1.1.529, discovered in southern Africa, with the Greek letter omicron Read more »

Omicron appears more transmittable than earlier variants, says South African scientist

On Friday, the WHO designated the B.1.1.529 variant as a "Variant of Concern" and assigned it the Greek letter Omicron Read more »

Democrats are gambling on a Christmas rush to pass Biden's economic agenda, keep the government from shutting down, and continue paying the country's bills to avoid economic catastrophe

© Provided by Business Insider U.S. President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi leave a meeting with House Democrats at the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill October ... Read more »

Russia to press for response from Western countries over Navalny case — envoy to OPCW

Alexander Shulgin stressed that "there are traces of a provocation and of politicization of the whole affair" Read more »

Sputnik vaccine against Omicron strain can be released by February — RDIF

It was also noted that more than 3 billion doses of vaccine against the new strain of coronavirus can be available in 2022 Read more »

‘Songs are all done': Uriah Heep's Mick Box on wrapping up band's new album

British rock band Uriah Heep was founded in 1969 Read more »

Russia, CIS states hold online drills on responding to infectious outbreaks

Each participating country modeled a specific situation related to an outbreak of some infection and presented a variant of its emergency resolution Read more »

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman says it's bullish for stocks if Omicron variant symptoms are mild

© Elsa/Getty Images Bill Ackman is a billionaire investor and hedge fund manager. Elsa/Getty Images Billionaire investor Bill Ackman has said it’s bullish for stocks if Omicron symptoms turn out ... Read more »

Data on new Omicron coronavirus strain analyzed by crisis center, Kremlin says

Last week, the WHO designated the B.1.1.529 variant discovered in South Africa as a "Variant of Concern" and assigned it the Greek letter Omicron Read more »

Moscow police launch clampdown on rowdy fans after Sunday football match

Police officers filed 51 administrative offence protocols with regards to people, who were transported to local police stations after the football match between CSKA Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic