Equality and anti-discrimination
In Italy, millions of people continue to be discriminated against for many reasons: sexual orientation, race, religion, physical and social conditions. Discrimination can take many forms: insults, ill-treatment, denial of access to basic services, social exclusion and violence. Article 3 of our Constitution states that "all citizens have equal social dignity and are equal before the law, without distinction of sex, race, language, religion, political opinion, personal and social conditions".

Our work aim to change public perception and to influence media narratives as well as to lead to a strengthening of anti-discrimination laws.

With our campaigns, we want to make sure we overcome discrimination, exclusion and violence and empower people who are discriminated.

Salvini decree. The text of our speech at the Senate

In these days the Houses of the Parliament are debating the draft-law no. 840, signing into law decree-law no. 113/2018…

LGBT rights
According to a recent survey by the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRA), Italy is among the most homophobic countries in Europe. The Italian government and parliament, over the years, have systematically and fiercely opposed the approval of a rule against acts of discrimination, aggression, and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.

However slowly, things have recently started to change, on same sex relationships, with the majority of the public now in favour of some form of legal recognition. A long-awaited bill on civil partnerships (​unioni civili) was recently approved after a heated parliamentary debate. Civil society organizations have actively promoted one of the most vocal and effective advocacy campaigns of recent years, with almost a million people gathering in 98 cities all over the country in the last week of January 2016.

We work on media narratives and run public education campaigns, with a special focus on youth empowerment.
Jewish-Muslim Dialogue: what is the role of LGBT communities?

Jewish-Muslim Dialogue: what is the role of LGBT communities?

Is it possible to start with the LGBT community to supplement Jewish-Muslim dialogue? The conference ‘The lesson on differences: the…

#RightsWithoutBorders: on Saturday 24th we will be at the Milano Pride!

#RightsWithoutBorders: on Saturday 24th we will be at the Milano Pride!

The 31st Festival Mix of the Gay, Lesbian and Queer culture cinema ended last Sunday. For four days, it gathered…

Torture, stepchild adoption, Roma and migrants – the UN reproaches Italy

Torture, stepchild adoption, Roma and migrants – the UN reproaches Italy

After assessing the degree of implementation of fundamental human rights in Italy from 6th to 10th March, the UN Human…

Roma and Sinti Rights
Our activities aim to change public perception and to influence media narratives as well as to lead to a strengthening of anti-discrimination laws. We want to end Roma and Sinti families' segregation in precarious conditions in "authorized camps" and to guarantee them proper housing instead. We want to see the ending of forced evictions of Roma and Sinti communities with the adoption of a clear prohibition of such practices (through a law that should clearly spell out all the essential procedural guarantees that are to be ensured according to international human rights law). We want to eradicate discriminatory attitudes within society and properly address episodes of hate-speech against Roma and Sinti people.

Our activities include cultural initiatives, outreach and public education, with a particular focus on empowering young people.
Our Center for Legal Action also provides information and legal support for those affected by discrimination in collaboration with those organizations already actively working on these issues.
REYN project: early childhood education for Roma

REYN project: early childhood education for Roma

The REYN (Romani Early Years Network) Italy project was launched this spring to support professionals and paraprofessionals working closely with…

Segregation and discrimination against Roma in Italy

Segregation and discrimination against Roma in Italy

Despite of the repeated warnings of international bodies and the objectives of the National Strategy for Roma Inclusion, segregation and…

Capital Sin: forced evictions against Roma communities

Capital Sin: forced evictions against Roma communities

Capital Sin: a moratorium on forced evictions Ever since Pope Francis announced the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on March 13,…