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IFED MOTTO 2023: Power Up Families

The International Family Equality Day (IFED) Network invites all rainbow families and their friends and advocates, as well as institutions, NGOs, family organisations and politicians from across the globe, to enjoy this wonderful day and feel the empowerment of this global event. See you in 2024!

DOWNLOAD IFED Leaflet 2023: “«Power Up Families»”

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Everybody is welcome to contribute to the IFED Annual Report 2023.
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  • Foreword one page:
    max. 400 words + 1/2 Picture (example page 5)
  • Country reports:
    70-100 words + 1 Picture (example page 14)
  • Quotes:
    35-50 words + 1 Portrait (example page 60)
  • Best Practice Institution (example page 34, 35)
  • Best Practice Policy (example page 36,37)
  • Best Practice NGO (example page 40, 41)
  • Special Country Feature ( example page 70, 71)
    One page/two pages: 400 words/800 words + 1/2 pictures or 2/4 pictures


  • Pictures and Text: August 27, 2023
  • New design: September 30, 2023
  • Printed October 20, 2023

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Council of Europe

Towns and Regions of Europe promote family diversity through International Family Equality Day (IFED)

In 2015 the Congress adopted by majority vote a resolution on „Guaranteeing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people’s rights: a responsibility for Europe’s towns and regions“

The resolution invites local and regional authorities to commit to diversity policies inclusive of LGBT rights, to work closely with LGBT advocacy organisations and human rights NGOs, to promote good practice through networks such as the „Rainbow Cities“ and to ensure the delivery of discrimination-free policies and services. The report mentioned for the first time the importance of celebrating International Family Equality Day (IFED)  under local activities aimed at raising awareness to promote a tolerant and cohesive society.

The resolution was put forward on the basis of Yoomi Renström’s (left) report to the Current Affairs Committee. Maria von Känel (right) – founder, coordinator of the IFED Network and editor of the IFED Annual Report:

“This is a fantastic day for rainbow families worldwide. I am very happy that the representatives of local and regional authorities in Europe recognise the importance of celebrating diversity, including family diversity, and that they have included IFED among the list of activities that can be developed locally to promote a culture of acceptance in our towns and regions.”

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In 2022 IFED was celebrated in 237 Towns in 71 Countries. Greetings to all LGBTIQ* Families, related, friends, activists out there.

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