Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Cameroun. L’acquittement de deux gays est l’occasion de dénoncer la discrimination contre les homosexuels

L’acquittement de deux hommes camerounais emprisonnés parce qu’ils « paraissaient gays » du fait qu’ils portaient des vêtements de femme est l’occasion de dénoncer la discrimination systématique dont sont victimes les homosexuels présumés dans ce pays, a déclaré Amnesty International mardi 8 janvier 2013, alors qu’une cour d’appel venait d’annuler la condamnation des deux hommes. L’acquittement de deux hommes camerounais emprisonnés parce qu’ils « paraissaient gays » du fait qu’ils portaient des vêtements de femme est l’occasion de dénoncer la discrimination systé

Camerún: Absolución de hombres “gays” encarcelados por vestir prendas de mujer pone de manifiesto discriminación

La absolución de dos hombres cameruneses encarcelados por “parecer gays” porque vestían prendas de mujer pone de manifiesto la discriminación sistemática ejercida contra quienes son percibidos como homosexuales en el país, ha declarado hoy Amnistía Internacional al saberse que un tribunal de apelación ha anulado las sentencias condenatorias. La absolución de dos hombres cameruneses encarcelados por “parecer gays” porque vestían prendas de mujer pone de manifiesto la discriminación sistemática ejercida contra quienes son percibidos como

Cameroon: Acquittal of 'gay' men jailed for wearing women’s clothes exposes discrimination

The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals in the country, Amnesty International said today as the pair's convictions were overturned by an appeals court. The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals in the country, Amnesty Internati

Cameroon: Acquittal of 'gay' men jailed for wearing women's clothes exposes discrimination - 8 January 2013

Headline Title:  Cameroon: Men jailed for dressing as women acquitted The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals in the country, Amnesty Internati The acquittal of two Cameroonian men jailed for "looking gay" because they wore women’s clothes exposes the systematic discrimination against perceived homosexuals. Media Node:  cameroon Twitter Tag:  cameroon “The appeal court's ruling is a positive step, but the Cameroon authorities must do more to end discrimination of people accused of same-sex relations.” Source:  Amnesty International’s Godfrey Byaruhanga Date:  Tue, 08/01/2013

Logro para los derechos reproductivos de las mujeres en Filipinas - 17 December 2012

Headline Title:  Logro para los derechos reproductivos de las mujeres en Filipinas Una ley aprobada hoy en Filipinas garantiza una protección del derecho de las mujeres a la salud reproductiva que llevaba mucho tiempo esperándose, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. &nbsp Una ley recién aprobada ha derribado barreras levantadas desde hacía mucho tiempo a los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de las mujeres. Media Node:  Philippines: Women-only carriage on Manila Light Rail Transit_es Story Location:  Philippines 12° 27' 16.0416" N, 122° 46' 59.5308" E “Esta ley es un importante avance en la protección del derecho de las mujeres a la salud reproductiva. No obstante, es insuficiente en materia de protección del derecho a la salud reproductiva de la niñas.” Source:  Polly Truscott, directora adjunta del Programa de Amnistía Internacional para Asia y Oceanía

Reproductive rights gains for women in the Philippines - 17 December 2012

Headline Title:  Reproductive rights gains for women in the Philippines A Philippine law passed today establishes long-awaited protection for women’s rights to reproductive health, Amnesty International said today.   A freshly passed law has struck down some longstanding barriers to women's sexual and reproductive health rights. Media Node:  Philippines: Women-only carriage on Manila Light Rail Transit Story Location:  Philippines 12° 27' 16.0416" N, 122° 46' 59.5308" E “This law is an important step toward protecting women’s rights to reproductive health. However, the law falls short in protecting the reproductive health rights of girls.” Source:  Polly Truscott, Deputy Asia-Pacific Programme Director at Amnesty International

Russia: Reject absurd bill that targets gay people - 17 December 2012

Headline Title:  Russia: Reject absurd bill that targets gay people Russian politicians must reject a controversial new law that targets what it describes as the “propaganda of homosexuality among minors” when it comes before the country’s Parliament or “Duma” on 1 The law would make the promotion of homosexuality among minors an administrative offence, with fines of up to US$16,200. Media Node:  Russia LGBTI march Story Location:  Russia 58° 36' 24.5088" N, 42° 53' 26.25" E “This law is an anachronism. It will promote stigmatization by perpetuating the view that children should be protected from homosexuality. It will discriminate against LGBTI people, in a country where discrimination on ground of sexual orientation and gender identity is already widespread” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 17/12/2012

Americas: Human rights defenders increasingly targeted and attacked - 7 December 2012

Headline Title:  Americas: Human rights defenders increasingly targeted and attacked Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime, Amnes Human rights defenders across the Americas are facing escalating levels of intimidation, harassment and attacks at the hands of state security forces, paramilitary groups and organized crime. Media Node:  Bertha Oliva Story Location:  Honduras 14° 29' 16.3356" N, 86° 31' 2.4024" W “Human rights defenders are systematically harassed, attacked and subjected to unfounded criminal charges in almost every country in the Americas to prevent them from speaking out for the rights of the most marginalized ” Source:  Nancy Tapias-Torrado, Americas Researcher on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders at Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 07/12/2012 URL:  Transforming Pain into Hope, Human Rights Defenders in the Americas Description:  Campaign page

Justice pour Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman, qui a été sauvagement agressée parce qu'elle participait aux manifestations en Égypte

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Justicia para la activista Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman, brutalmente atacada por participar en las protestas de Egipto

Actúa y pide al presidente egipcio que garantice que se le haga justicia. Azza Hilal Ahmad Suleiman, de 49 años, lucha para obtener justicia tras haber sido atacada por varios soldados del ejército egipcio.

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