Equality & non-discrimination

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Equality & non-discrimination 2024 Main Findings

40

Discrimination based on sexual orientation in the field of employment is prohibited in 40 countries.

35

Discrimination based on gender identity in the field of employment is prohibited in 35 countries.

12

Discrimination based on sex characteristics in the field of employment is prohibited in 12 countries.

6

6 is the number of countries where LGBTI people do not have any protection from discrimination. Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia and Spain are the only countries that have full coverage of SOGIESC in their anti-discrimination legislations. 

10

Conversion practices are banned in 10 countries.

36

Equality body mandates are explicitly mandated and systematically work on sexual orientation in 36 countries. This number is only 31 for equality bodies working on gender identity, and only 12 on sex characteristics.

Bosnia & Herzegovina, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, and some regions of Germany and the UK have national equality action plans that are effectively implemented. 

24

LGBTI people can donate blood in 24 countries without legislative or administrative restriction based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Iceland

Iceland sits on the top of the ranking on equality and non-discrimination of their laws and policies fulfilling our criteria.

0

Azerbaijan, Monaco, Russia, and Turkey have zero legal and policy protection on equality and non-discrimination.

Index by Criteria

The table displays the status of all criteria for each country on the rainbow map research.

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  • Applicable in some regions only
  • Does not Comply

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