A campaign against homophobia will be held during Baku European Games | NLIF

A campaign against homophobia will be held during Baku European Games

The target group of this campaign is European Parliament, International Olympic Committee, ILGA World and ILGA Europe, Olympic Committees and Ministries of Foreign Affairs of European Council member states, and international organizations working with human rights. Of course, holding this campaign doesn’t mean the cancellation of Baku European Games. The goal is to draw the attention of Europe and the world to the current situation of homophobia and fundamental human and LGBT rights in Azerbaijan, as well as achieving the needed action from the government for improving the current situation in the country. During this campaign, the logo of First European games will be used in rainbow colors in order to achieve the main goal.

As a result of All Out’s campaign, International Olympic Committee will add some changes to the rules about holding the Games. As the Committee promised, “Paragraph 6 – Against discrimination” will be added to the agreement with the host country. According to the new rules, countries that host Olympic Games will not discriminate any group. The Committee emphasizes that LGBT individuals are also included to this group.

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