Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Gambia: President should reject homophobic law - 10 September 2014

Headline Title:  Gambia: President should reject homophobic law President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human R President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison. Media Node:  Yahya Jammeh Story Location:  Gambia 12° 10' 27.1452" N, 14° 43' 17.148" W “President Jammeh should not approve this profoundly damaging act that violates international human rights law. Gambia’s National Assembly and the President should not endorse state-sponsored homophobia.” Source:  Stephen Cockburn, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa. “This new law will only heap further stigma on people who are already marginalized and living in a climate of deep fear and hate in Gambia. ” Source:  Graeme Reid, LGBT Rights Director at Human Rights Watch. URL:  Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination Description:  News story, 1 August 2014 URL:  Amnesty International reporting on LGBTI rights Description:  Find out more. URL:  Human Rights Watch reporting on LGBTI rights Description:  Find out more.

Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination - 1 August 2014

Headline Title:  Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act struck down in step towards ending discrimination The striking-down of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said Amnesty International. The striking-down of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act is a step towards stopping state-sponsored discrimination in its tracks, said Amnesty International. Media Node:  Uganda Story Location:  Uganda 3° 20' 26.5056" N, 32° 46' 59.5308" E “We now hope that this step forward translates into real improvements in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in Uganda, who have been trapped in a vicious circle of discrimination, threats, abuse and injustice for too long.” Source:  Sarah Jackson, Africa Deputy Regional Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act prompts arrests, attacks, evictions, flight Description:  News Story, 15 May 2014. URL:  Uganda: President Museveni Signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill Description:  News Story, 24 February 2014. URL:  Living for love, dying because of hate: the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Description:  Blog, 16 January 2014.

Finland: European Court ruling a blow to transgender rights - 16 July 2014

Headline Title:  Finland: European Court ruling a blow to transgender rights A woman from Finland who came out as transgender during her marriage should be allowed to be legally recognized as a female without changing her marital status, Amnesty International said today aft A woman from Finland who came out as transgender during her marriage should be allowed to be legally recognized as a female without changing her marital status. Media Node:  heli Twitter Tag:  finland Story Location:  United Kingdom 64° 23' 57.5196" N, 27° 46' 24.3768" E See map: Google Maps “The European Court of Human Rights is condoning Finland’s repressive laws affecting transgender people and reinforcing harmful gender stereotypes.” Source:  Amnesty International's Jezerca Tigani

Ukraine Pride cancelled after police fail to guarantee protection - 4 July 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine Pride cancelled after police fail to guarantee protection The failure of the Ukrainian authorities to guarantee protection for those taking part in the planned Pride march on 5 July sends all the wrong signals, said Amnesty International. The failure of the Ukrainian authorities to guarantee protection for those taking part in the planned Pride march on 5 July sends all the wrong signals, said Amnesty International. Media Node:  Ukraine Twitter Tag:  Ukraine Story Location:  Ukraine 46° 53' 28.212" N, 34° 8' 43.8288" E “The importance of the right to freedom of assembly was dramatically evidenced in the EuroMaydan protests. It’s hugely disappointing that only five months later, the peaceful enjoyment of this right is being selectively denied by the very authorities who profited from it. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Director of Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International. “Only last week in a meeting with the Ministry of Internal Affairs we were assured that the event would be properly policed” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Director of Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International.

Zambia: Court acquits two men accused of having sex ‘against the order of nature’ - 3 July 2014

Headline Title:  Zambia: Court acquits two men accused of having sex ‘against the order of nature’   Today’s court decision to acquit two Zambian men accused of having consensual sex with each other because the case had not been proved beyond reasonable doubt is the right decision for the wrong reasons, Amnesty International said today.   Media Node:  Zambia “It is appalling that these men have spent over a year in prison awaiting trial charged with something which should not be a crime ” Source:  Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International’s Zambia researcher Date:  Thu, 03/07/2014 URL:  Zambia: Court postpones verdict on two men accused of having gay sex Description:  News story, 30 May 2014 URL:  Zambia: End state-sponsored persecution as same-sex trial reaches verdict Description:  News story, 21 February 2014 URL:  Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled Description:  News story/report, 25 June 2013

Tadjikistan. La police arrête des travailleuses du sexe et des homosexuels présumés dans le cadre d’une campagne de «moralité»

Le Tadjikistan doit cesser immédiatement sa campagne de harcèlement et de violence ciblant les personnes accusées de «crimes moraux», a déclaré Amnesty International . Depuis le 6 juin , la police a arrêté plus de 500 travailleurs et travailleuses du sexe et plusieurs hommes soupçonnés de «comportement homosexuel». Le Tadjikistan doit cesser immédiatement sa campagne de harcèlement et de violence ciblant les personnes accusées de «crimes moraux», a déclaré Amnesty International .

Police seize sex workers and men believed to be gay in Tajikistan’s new ‘morality’ campaign

Tajikistan must immediately cease a campaign of harassment and violence against people accused of “moral crimes”, Amnesty International said today. Police have seized more than 500 sex workers and a number of men suspected of ‘homosexual behaviour’ since 6 June.   Tajikistan must immediately cease a campaign of harassment and violence against people accused of “moral crimes”, Amnesty International said today.

Des gouvernements continuent de tolérer l’homophobie - 16 May 2014

Headline Title:  Des gouvernements continuent de tolérer l’homophobie Certains gouvernements dans le monde ne se montrent pas à la hauteur des obligations qui leur incombent de protéger les droits des lesbiennes, gays, bisexuels, transgenres et intersexués (LGBTI), a Certains gouvernements dans le monde ne se montrent pas à la hauteur des obligations qui leur incombent de protéger les droits des lesbiennes, gays, bisexuels, transgenres et intersexués (LGBTI), a déclaré Amnesty International à la veille de la Journée internationale contre l’homophobie. Media Node:  Homophobia_FR Story Location:  51° 31' 59.1456" N, 0° 10' 52.5864" W “À l’approche d’une série de marches de la Fierté, les gouvernements dans le monde doivent se mobiliser et remplir leur devoir qui consiste à permettre aux citoyens de s’exprimer, sans craindre les violences homophobes. ” Source:  Michael Bochenek, directeur général chargé du droit international et de la stratégie politique au sein d’Amnesty International URL:  Afrique. Quand aimer devient un crime. La criminalisation des relations entre personnes de même sexe en Afrique subsaharienne Description:  Rapport, 25 juin 2013. URL:  Haïti. Attaque contre le siège d’une organisation LGBTI Description:  Document, 26 novembre 2013. URL:  Russie. La loi sur la «propagande de l’homosexualité» est une attaque contre la liberté d’expression Description:  Communiqué de presse, 25 janvier 2013.

Des gouvernements continuent de tolérer l’homophobie

Certains gouvernements dans le monde ne se montrent pas à la hauteur des obligations qui leur incombent de protéger les droits des lesbiennes, gays, bisexuels, transgenres et intersexués (LGBTI), a déclaré Amnesty International à la veille de la Journée internationale contre l’homophobie. Certains gouvernements dans le monde ne se montrent pas à la hauteur des obligations qui leur incombent de protéger les droits des lesbiennes, gays, bisexuels, transgenres et intersexués (LGBTI), a

Amnistía Internacional: Numerosos gobiernos de todo el mundo toleran aún la homofobia

Numerosos gobiernos de todo el mundo no cumplen con su obligación de proteger los derechos de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI), ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional la víspera del Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia. Numerosos gobiernos de todo el mundo no cumplen con su obligación de proteger los derechos de las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI), ha manifestado Amnistía

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