Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

El mundo entero contra la homofobia rusa mientras la llama olímpica llega a Sochi

Mientras hoy, en vísperas de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, se celebran en ciudades de todo el mundo protestas para denunciar la discriminación constante y abiertamente homófoba existente en Rusia, una delegación de Amnistía Internacional está disponible para ser entrevistada en Sochi y Moscú.  Mientras hoy, en vísperas de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, se celebran en ciudades de todo el mundo protestas para denunciar la discriminación constante y abiertamente homófoba existente en Rus

Europe: Transgender people face discrimination and inhuman treatment - 4 February 2014

Headline Title:  Europe: Transgender people face discrimination and inhuman treatment European countries are violating the human rights of people trying to change their legal gender, said Amnesty International in a report published today. European countries are violating the rights of people trying to change their legal gender by forcing them to undergo invasive surgery, hormone therapy and psychiatric testing before they can change their legal status. Media Node:  EU transgender Story Location:  49° 17' 40.2576" N, 9° 29' 39.0696" E “There are obviously transgender people who would like to access some of the available health treatments, but many others do not. States should not force the choices of transgender people by making legal gender recognition dependent on surgeries, hormone treatment or sterilization. ” Source:  Marco Perolini, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination. URL:  The state decides who I am: lack of legal recognition for transgender people in Europe Description:  Read the report. URL:  Europe: Denied identities: Cases of transgender people Description:  Document, 04 February 2014. URL:  Transgender people in Europe: Questions and Answers Description:  Document, 04 February 2014.

Côte d’Ivoire : des militants en fuite après une vague d’attaques homophobes - 29 January 2014

Headline Title:  Côte d’Ivoire : vague d’attaques homophobes Les autorités ivoiriennes doivent ouvrir sans délai une enquête sur la vague d’attaques homophobes sans précédent qui a eu lieu à Abidjan et qui a contraint de nombreuses personnes travaillant avec Les autorités ivoiriennes doivent ouvrir sans délai une enquête sur la vague d’attaques homophobes sans précédent qui a eu lieu à Abidjan et qui a contraint de nombreuses personnes travaillant avec des personnes séropositives à se cacher. Media Node:  Cote d'Ivoire_FR Story Location:  Côte d'Ivoire 6° 19' 14.7288" N, 8° 36' 47.8116" W “Pour les autorités, la seule façon d’arrêter la chasse aux sorcières sans précédent qui sévit en Côte d’Ivoire c’est d’enquêter sur ces attaques et de traduire en justice les responsables. Faute de quoi, d’autres violences risquent de survenir.” Source:  Gaëtan Mootoo, chercheur sur l’Afrique de l’ouest à Amnesty International.

Côte d’Ivoire: Activists in hiding after wave of homophobic attacks - 29 January 2014

Headline Title:  Côte d’Ivoire: Activists in hiding after wave of homophobic attacks Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire must urgently investigate the unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks in Abidjan, which has forced many HIV workers to go into hiding, Amnesty International said. Authorities in Côte d’Ivoire must urgently investigate the unprecedented wave of homophobic attacks in Abidjan, which has forced many HIV workers to go into hiding. Media Node:  Cote d'Ivoire Story Location:  Ivory Coast 6° 19' 14.7288" N, 8° 36' 47.8116" W “The only way to stop the unprecedented homophobic witch-hunt taking place in Côte d’Ivoire is for the authorities to investigate the attacks and bring those responsible to justice. Failing to do that will only lead for more violence. ” Source:  Gaëtan Mootoo, West Africa researcher at Amnesty International.

Nigeria. Le président doit rejeter un projet de loi draconien sur les unions entre personnes de même sexe

Le président nigérian Goodluck Jonathan ne doit pas promulguer le projet de loi sur le mariage entre personnes de même sexe, a déclaré Amnesty International alors que la version finale du projet vient d’être adoptée par le Sénat du Nigéria. Le président nigérian Goodluck Jonathan ne doit pas promulguer le projet de loi sur le mariage entre personnes de même sexe, a déclaré Amnesty International alors que la version finale du projet vi

Nigeria: Halt homophobic witch-hunt under oppressive new law - 15 January 2014

Headline Title:  Nigeria: Halt homophobic witch-hunt under oppressive new law Nigeria must immediately release the more than 10 people already arrested under a deeply oppressive new law that runs roughshod over a range of human rights and discriminates based on real or perce Nigeria must immediately release the more than 10 people already arrested under a deeply oppressive new law that runs roughshod over a range of human rights. Media Node:  Goodluck Jonathan Twitter Tag:  LGBTI Story Location:  Nigeria 8° 19' 57.1188" N, 3° 25' 39.8424" E “Those arrested under this draconian new legislation must be released immediately and the charges against them dropped. Locking someone up for their sexual orientation violates the most basic human rights standards.” Source:  Makmid Kamara, Amnesty International’s Nigeria Researcher. “The deeply repressive Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act must be withdrawn without delay. With the stroke of a pen, President Goodluck Jonathan has essentially turned Nigeria into one of the world’s least tolerant societies.” Source:  Makmid Kamara URL:  Nigerian President must reject harsh bill on same-sex unions Description:  Press release, 20 December 2013 URL:  Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled Description:  News story, 25 June 2013 URL:  Making love a crime: Criminalization of same-sex conduct in Sub-Saharan Africa Description:  Report, 25 June 2013

Ouganda : non au projet de loi contre l'homosexualité

Demandez au président ougandais de mettre son veto au projet de loi contre l'homosexualité Le 20 décembre, le Parlement ougandais a adopté un projet de loi contre l’homosexualité qui consacre la haine et la discrimination à l’égard des personnes qui sont - ou sont présumées être - l

Malaysia: Move to outlaw human rights groups is an assault on freedom - 8 January 2014

Headline Title:  Malaysia: Move to outlaw human rights groups is an assault on freedom Today’s attempt by Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs to ban the country’s leading coalition of human rights NGOs is a disturbing assault on the rights to freedom of expression and association, Am Today’s attempt by Malaysia’s Ministry of Home Affairs to ban the country’s leading coalition of human rights NGOs is a disturbing assault on the rights to freedom of expression and association, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  Malaysia Comango outlawed Story Location:  Malaisie 4° 57' 53.0028" N, 101° 54' 33.048" E “Outlawing COMANGO is a deeply disturbing action aimed at silencing important critical voices that have advocated on the world stage for Malaysia to uphold international human rights law and standards ” Source:  Hazel Galang-Folli, Malaysia researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 08/01/2014 “It is concerning to see the Malaysian authorities increasingly taking their cue from hardline religious groups and others seeking to silence those who espouse views that differ from their own agenda” Source:  Hazel Galang-Folli URL:  Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 17th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 21 October – 1 November 2013 Description:  Briefing, November 2013

Uganda: No a la Ley contra la Homosexualidad

Pide al presidente de Uganda que vete la Ley contra la Homosexualidad. El 20 de diciembre, el Parlamento ugandés aprobó la Ley contra la Homosexualidad, que consolida el odio y la discriminación contra personas lesbianas, gais, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales

Uganda: Stop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Call on the Ugandan President to veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill On 20 December the Ugandan Parliament passed an Anti-Homosexuality Bill which entrenches hatred and discrimination against those who are, or who are believed to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen

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