Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

El Comité Olímpico debe mostrar firmeza contra la homofobia - 27 septiembre 2013

Headline Title:  El Comité Olímpico debe mostrar firmeza contra la homofobia Amnistía Internacional ha manifestado su decepción por la negativa del Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI) a reconocer el efecto perjudicial que la legislación discriminatoria de Rusia tendrá en lo Amnistía Internacional ha manifestado su decepción por la negativa del Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI) a reconocer el efecto perjudicial que la legislación discriminatoria de Rusia tendrá en los Juegos de Sochi. Media Node:  Russia_es Story Location:  Rusia 64° 7' 1.1676" N, 78° 45' 0" E “La ley rusa que prohíbe la propaganda de ‘relaciones sexuales no tradicionales’ entre menores es claramente discriminatoria y, por ello, viola el derecho internacional y es contraria a la Carta Olímpica. Además, la introducción de esta ley crea en Rusia una atmósfera que ya ha fomentado delitos brutales contra personas únicamente a causa de su orientación o presunta orientación sexual.” Fuente:  Sergei Nikitin, director de la Oficina de Amnistía Internacional en Moscú URL:  Los líderes del G-20 deben rechazar la ley homófoba adoptada por Rusia Descripción:  Noticia, 4 de septiembre de 2013 URL:  Russia: Ongoing attack on the rights of LGBTI people Descripción:  Declaración pública, 3 de julio de 2013 URL:  Russia: New laws an affront to basic human rights Descripción:  Noticia, 1 de julio de 2013 URL:  Russian Federation: Second LGBT organisation falls foul of Foreign Agents Law and rising homophobia Descripción:  Declaración pública, 27 de junio de 2013

Belgrade Pride: Serbian authorities bow to extremists once again

The Serbian authorities’ decision to ban the 2013 Belgrade Pride for the third year in a row is a clear breach of the country’s own law and constitution, said Amnesty International. The decision was announced only hours before the march was due to take place.  The Serbian authorities’ decision to ban the 2013 Belgrade Pride for the third year in a row is a clear breach of the country’s own law and constitution, said Amnesty

Olympic Committee should be firm against homophobia - 27 septiembre 2013

Headline Title:  Olympic Committee should be firm against homophobia Amnesty International is disappointed by the failure of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to see the detrimental effect that Russia’s discriminatory legislation will have on the Games in So Amnesty International is disappointed by the failure of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to see the detrimental effect that Russia’s discriminatory legislation will have on the Games in Sochi. Media Node:  Russia Story Location:  Rusia 64° 7' 1.1676" N, 78° 45' 0" E “Russia’s law banning propaganda of ‘non-traditional sexual relations’ among minors is clearly discriminatory and in this it violates international law and runs counter to the Olympic Charter. Moreover, the introduction of the law creates an atmosphere in Russia that has already encouraged brutal crimes against people only because of their real or perceived sexual orientation. ” Fuente:  Sergei Nikitin, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director. URL:  G20 leaders must reject Russia’s homophobic law Descripción:  News Story, 4 September 2013 URL:  Russia: Ongoing attack on the rights of LGBTI people Descripción:  Public Statement, 3 July 2013 URL:  Russia: New laws an affront to basic human rights Descripción:  News Story, 1 July 2013 URL:  Russian Federation: Second LGBT organisation falls foul of Foreign Agents Law and rising homophobia Descripción:  Public Statement, 27 June 2013

L'Union européenne doit combattre la violence homophobe - 18 septiembre 2013

Headline Title:  L'Union européenne doit combattre la violence homophobe L’Union européenne (UE) et ses États membres ne prennent pas les mesures qui s’imposent pour lutter contre les crimes de haine homophobes et transphobes et pour protéger toutes les personnes contre L’Union européenne et ses États membres ne prennent pas les mesures qui s’imposent pour lutter contre les crimes de haine homophobes et transphobes et pour protéger toutes les personnes contre la discrimination, le harcèlement et la violence. Media Node:  EU homophobia_fr Story Location:  “La violence motivée par la haine a un effet particulièrement néfaste et prolongé sur les victimes. Pourtant, la législation de l’UE et de plusieurs de ses États membres ne reconnaît pas comme des crimes haineux les crimes qui sont fondés sur l’orientation sexuelle ou l’identité de genre présumées. Cela est inacceptable, car l’orientation sexuelle et l’identité de genre sont considérées dans le droit international relatif aux droits humains comme des motifs de discrimination protégés. ” Fuente:  Marco Perolini, spécialiste de la discrimination en Europe et Asie centrale au sein d’Amnesty International URL:  À cause de ce que je suis. Homophobie, transphobie et crimes de haine en Europe Descripción:  Rapport, 18 septembre2013 URL:  Italie. Le Parlement doit légiférer contre les crimes haineux motivés par l'homophobie et la transphobie Descripción:  Déclaration publique, 25 juillet2013 URL:  Bulgarie. Les mots ne suffisent pas pour combattre les crimes homophobes : il faut des actes Descripción:  Communiqué de presse, 28 juin 2012

Zambia postpones same-sex conduct trial - 17 septiembre 2013

Headline Title:  Zambia postpones same-sex conduct trial The postponement of the trial against two Zambian men charged with same-sex sexual conduct whilst they continue to languish in prison is compounding their suffering, Amnesty International said. The postponement of the trial against two Zambian men charged with same-sex sexual conduct whilst they continue to languish in prison is compounding their suffering Media Node:  Zambia En un golpe de vista:  In the last decade sub-Saharan Africa has seen a surge in discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals.Homosexuality is against the law in 38 African countries. Story Location:  Zambia 13° 5' 50.3412" S, 22° 51' 5.6268" E “These men should not be facing the courts in the first place. Postponing the trial condemns these men to even more time in prison simply because of outrageous charges against them based on their perceived sexual orientation. ” Fuente:  Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International’s Zambia researcher. URL:  Zambia: Drop charges against men accused of same-sex conduct Descripción:  News Story, 11 September 2013 URL:  Zambia urged to release two men charged with same-sex sexual conduct Descripción:  News Story, 8 May 2013 URL:  Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled Descripción:  News Story, 25 June 2013 URL:  African activists fight homophobia Descripción:  Feature, 26 June 2013

EU urged to combat homophobic violence - 18 septiembre 2013

Headline Title:  EU urged to combat homophobic violence The European Union (EU) and its member-states are failing to tackle homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and to protect all individuals from discrimination, harassment and violence, Amnesty Inter The EU and its member-states are failing to tackle homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and to protect all individuals from discrimination, harassment and violence. Media Node:  EU homophobia Story Location:  49° 45' 30.8088" N, 8° 13' 3.9828" E “Hate-motivated violence has a particularly damaging and long-term effect on victims. Yet, the EU as well as many of its members do not recognize crimes based on the perceived sexual orientation or gender identity as hate crimes in their legislation. This is unacceptable because sexual orientation and gender identity are protected grounds of discrimination in international human rights law. ” Fuente:  Marco Perolini, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination in Europe and Central Asia. URL:  Because of who I am: Homophobia, transphobia and hate crime in Europe Descripción:  Report, 18 September 2013 URL:  Italy: Parliament must legislate against homophobic and transphobic hate crimes Descripción:  Public Statement, 25 July 2013 URL:  Bulgaria: Action, not just words, needed to tackle anti-gay hate crimes Descripción:  News Story, 28 June 2012

Zambia: Drop charges against men accused of same-sex conduct - 11 septiembre 2013

Headline Title:  Zambia: Drop charges against men accused of same-sex conduct Zambia must immediately drop the charges against two men accused of same-sex sexual conduct and release them from prison unconditionally, Amnesty International said ahead of a court hearing Thursda Zambia must immediately drop the charges against two men accused of same-sex sexual conduct and release them from prison unconditionally, Amnesty International said ahead of a court hearing Thursday. Media Node:  Zambia En un golpe de vista:  In the last decade sub-Saharan Africa has seen a surge in discrimination and violence towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals.Homosexuality is against the law in 38 African countries. Story Location:  Zambia 17° 30' 15.75" S, 23° 1' 38.4384" E “It is high time that individuals stopped being persecuted because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Human rights are about the dignity and equality of all people. ” Fuente:  Simeon Mawanza, Amnesty International’s Zambia researcher. URL:  Zambia urged to release two men charged with same-sex sexual conduct Descripción:  News Story, 8 May 2013 URL:  Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled Descripción:  News Story, 25 June 2013 URL:  African activists fight homophobia Descripción:  Feature, 26 June 2013

La tentative de l’Ukraine visant à ignorer la discrimination homophobe est scandaleuse

L’initiative des autorités ukrainiennes en vue de convaincre la Commission européenne de les libérer de l’obligation de légiférer contre l’homophobie constitue une tentative inacceptable visant à dénier l’égalité des droits dans le pays, a déclaré Amnesty International vendredi 6 septembre. L’initiative des autorités ukrainiennes en vue de convaincre la Commission européenne de les libérer de l’obligation de légiférer contre l’homophobie constitue une tentative inacceptable visant à d

Indignante intento de Ucrania de ignorar la discriminación homófoba

El intento de Ucrania de persuadir a la Comisión Europea para que este organismo libere al país de su compromiso de legislar contra la homofobia es una inaceptable tentativa de negar la igualdad de derechos en el país, ha dicho hoy Amnistía Internacional. El intento de Ucrania de persuadir a la Comisión Europea para que este organismo libere al país de su compromiso de legislar contra la homofobia es una inaceptable tentativa de negar la igualdad de

Ukraine’s attempt to ignore homophobic discrimination outrageous

Ukraine’s bid to persuade the European Commission to release the country from its commitment to legislate against homophobia is an unacceptable attempt to deny equal rights in the country, Amnesty International said today. Ukraine’s bid to persuade the European Commission to release the country from its commitment to legislate against homophobia is an unacceptable attempt to deny equal rights in the country, Amnesty

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