Equality Movement — Review of December, 2023

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Equality Movement is a queer organization whose goal is to promote the full integration of the LGBTQ+ community and women in society, while at the same time working to eliminate homophobia and sexism in society. The organization provides need-based social and legal service, and community mobilization, and works to change public awareness and policy advocacy.

Here is the December 2023 review for Equality Movement.

  • On December 2, Equality Movement held an AIDS conference. The slogan of this year’s conference was “through community leadership”, which emphasized the involvement of communities most affected by HIV in the fight for HIV prevention. The conference consisted of six panels and was attended by members of the LGBTQ+ community, infectious disease doctors from the Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center, epidemiologists, various service providers, community and LGBTQ+ organizations, who gave their reports on AIDS-related challenges in Georgia and in different regions of the world, as well as the challenges facing members of the queer community and the intersection between the AIDS epidemic and homophobia. Strategic partners of the Equality Movement, representatives of local and international non-governmental organizations and state institutions attended the conference.
  • On December 8, within the framework of the EU enlargement meeting organized by ILGA-Europe in Brussels, the representation of Equality Movement met with LGBTQ+ activists from Ukraine, Moldova and Western Balkan countries; Also, EU institutions. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the legal status of queer people in the candidate countries of the European Union, to exchange experiences between the candidate countries and for future cooperation.
  • On December 12, the representative of the Equality Movement together with the representatives of Tbilisi Pride, Temida, Women’s Initiatives Support Group (WISG), and Solidarity Community met with the Ambassador of the European Union Paweł Herczyński. Legal status and challenges of LGBTQ+ people were discussed at the meeting.