Diversity news at the Luxembourg

Female? Male? Intersex? Keep an open mind.




As part of the Day of Intersex Visibility on October 26, 2018, the Ministry of Family, Integration and Greater Region launches the awareness campaign: "Female? Male? Intersex? Let's keep an open mind."


Intersex people are born with biological characteristics that do not correspond to the social or medical norm of so-called "masculine" or "feminine" bodies. It is about natural variations of the body. These variations may relate to chromosomal, hormonal, anatomical or reproductive organ characteristics.

Intersex may occur before birth, at birth, at puberty, or at adulthood.


This campaign is part of the actions planned in the first national action plan for the promotion of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, which the government adopted in July 2018. The objective of the campaign is to inform about intersex and fight against the discrimination that intersex people can experience.


The campaign includes a poster, a leaflet for parents of an intersex child and a website. All campaign materials are available in French and German. Posters and leaflets can be ordered by e-mail: secretariatsolidarite@fm.etat.lu

Expressions of Humanity : A Migrant’s Journey

Time For Equality organizes the first event of the Expressions of Humanity cycle in collaboration with the Rotondes. "A migrant's journey" gives continuity to the previous initiatives, carried out in partnership with Walking in the Streets' Essence (#WISE), on the theme of the humanitarian crisis and the situation of people in exile, particularly in the northern part of the France.


In the program:

  • Presentations by Damien Carême (mayor of Grande-Synthe), Paul Delaunois (DG of Médecins Sans Frontières - Luxembourg), Aleksandra Melesko (former referendum at the General Court of the European Union), followed by a question and answer session.

  • Poetic performance: Passaport recited by the writer and poet Antoine Cassar.

  • Concert «Chansons d’auteur des ports d’Italie – Histoires de mer et de continent» by the musicians Massimo Donno (guitar and voice) and Alessandro D'Alessandro (accordion)

The project pays tribute to the stories of those who see in the sea the hope of a new road, a new life. The goal is to tell, through music, the port as a gateway and transit for men, women, culture and poetry.

During the evening, it will be possible to sign the European Citizens Initiative We are a welcoming Europe and 50% of the income from the entries will be donated to the association #WISE for its humanitarian aid that will directly benefit refugees and families in the surroundings of Grande-Synthe and Dunkirk.

When ? Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 7pm

Where ? Rotondes (Place des rotondes, 2448 Bonnevoie, Luxembourg, Luxembourg)


For futher information or reservation click here.

Launch of the (Handi)Cap Emploi working group - Practical application in the company


Upstream of the European Week for the Employment of People with Disabilities (from 19 to 25 November), IMS Luxembourg launches its (Handi)Cap Emploi working group - put into practice in the company to unleash and demystify the topic of disability in business by sharing on a collective level the representations that are taking place on this question.


What's on the agenda?

We will explore, guided by our expert Gwénaël Berthélemé, the theme of disability in the company in all creativity to:

 Understand what each participant associates with this theme

 Clear the representations that everyone has of disability

 Share and build together a sense of the theme "disability in business"


This workshop will be the starting point to identify the levers of inclusion in the field of disability and start acting on this societal engagement in the company by identifying the topics to be addressed later.

Why commit yourself to this working group?

  • Become one of the leading companies on this subject in Luxembourg
  • Test solutions for a more inclusive work environment with expert support
  • Become visible as an inclusive employer

What do we need from you?

  • A willingness to test jointly developed solutions
  • A desire to move forward on the subject of disability in business
  • An investment in time: participation in several group meetings over the period 2018/2019

When? 15 November from 8:30am to 12:30pm

Where? Salle des cérémonies, Biergercenter - 44,place Guillaume II, L-2090 Luxembourg 

For who? This working group is open to IMS members and signatories of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg.


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