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This leaflet is being spread across Europe to teach refugees that gay people must be respected

This leaflet is being spread across Europe to teach refugees that gay people must be respected

This leaflet teachers refugees to not hit women and to treat gay couples with respect

Thousands of refugees have left their homes looking for a better life in many European countries.

With many of these people fleeing the homophobic, racist, and sexist regime in Syria and Iraq, there is a wish to acclimatize asylum seekers to a new way of life.

First launched by the Austrian interior ministry, the ‘behavior guide’ includes drawings of a man hitting a woman – covered by a red cross – and an image of gay kissing – approved with a tick.

It was hoped this leaflet would curb the rise of homophobic attacks and sexual assaults against women by migrants.

‘All humans have the same rights,’ the leaflet reads.

‘Every person has the right to be treated with respect. Nobody is allowed to damage the dignity and rights of other people. There cannot be any prejudice against age, gender, religion, looks or country of origin.’

Above the picture of two gay couples kissing, it reads: ‘Same-sex unions are allowed in Austria. Women may live together with women and men may live together with men.’ 

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