Three times as many UK men have responded to a European survey
on LGBT people's everyday experiences, says UNISON.
The union is encouraging women to make their experience count by
completing the survey, which is part of an ambitious and
groundbreaking move by the Fundamental Rights Agency of the
European Union to collect information on LGBT people's everyday
experiences, in order to improve ther lives.
UK response rates have been good, but there is a "shocking" lack
of responses by women, says UNISON's national officer for LGBT
equality, Carola Towle. While some European countries are returning
equal numbers of surveys from men and women, and some are returning
twice as many men's surveys, in the UK men's responses outnumber
women's by three to one.
The survey asks questions about perceptions of homophobia,
discrimination, rights awareness, safety, violence and harassment
and the social context of being an LGBT person. It is open until
the end of June.
Visit UNISON's website to find out more about the survey here,
or complete it online here. It is completely confidential and should
take you about 20 minutes.