LGBT social study
This project was part of the FRA’s research on equality for LGBT persons aimed to produce comprehensive and comparable data on the extent of discrimination and victimisation of LGBT persons in the EU. Milieu carried out the research for Ireland.
Milieu collected data and interviewed the key stakeholders to identify the main factors acting as drivers of, or forms of resistance to, the development, functioning and sustainability of national policies and policy measures to address discrimination, violence and victimization, as well as marginalisation and social exclusion of LGBT persons in Ireland.
The qualitative interviews focused on four main groups: public officials, law enforcement personnel, health professionals and education professionals.
These target groups are the key actors in the implementation of policy and measures which aim to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity. In this way, this research not only identified problematic issues but also set out to highlight existing good practices.
Based on the findings, Milieu drafted a final summary report on the extent of discrimination and victimisation of LGBT persons in Ireland. This report contributed to an EU comparative study prepared by the FRA and allows the FRA to analyse the scale of the problem and suggest possible solutions where problems exist.
The results of the research will be published by the FRA as different products aimed at EU and national level policy makers and public bodies. More information is available on the FRA’s website.