Testimonies by National Equality Bodies
Non-discrimination is a concern that should be the responsibility of everyone.
One of the biggest victories due in part to the Ombud’s work in the last 20 years is the dismissal of corrective surgery as a requirement for change of legal sex in the National Population Register. Applying the former Discrimination Act on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression of 2013, the Ombud concluded that this requirement was discriminatory based on gender identity.
Since 1999, Portugal has a specialized body on fighting against racial discrimination – the Commission for Equality and Against Racial Discrimination (CICDR) – that works closely with the High Commission for Migration.