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Added on: 05/05/2024
A group of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). A 19-page submission to the…

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Added on: 04/05/2024
The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed its first ever resolution affirming the rights of intersex people, signaling growing international resolve to address rights violations experienced…

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Added on: 11/16/2023
(Geneva) – The Uzbekistan government should urgently act on recommendations made on November 8, 2023, during its fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its human rights record at…

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Added on: 11/14/2023
11/13/2023
A United Nations committee says it is “deeply concerned” about numerous U.S. human and civil rights abuses in a new report, including the ongoing rise in state-level…

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Added on: 09/28/2023
09/27/2023
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has hit back at UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s highly controversial comments on the international asylum system. Braverman faced heavy backlash this week…

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Added on: 09/22/2023
09/22/2023
Turkey’s leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has complained about the display of what he described as as “LGBT colours” at the United Nations, which was brightly decorated to…

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Added on: 07/21/2023
07/20/2023
Volker Türk has been in his position since October 2022. An increase in support for populist political parties and anti-freedom or rights movements throughout the world is…

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Added on: 06/09/2023
06/08/2023
A standoff has emerged over a reference to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the budget of the International Labour Organization, pitting…

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Added on: 05/14/2023
05/13/2023
Abusive rhetoric by politicians, the media, and social commentators has trickled down to produce increasingly abusive and hateful speech against LGBT persons in the United Kingdom (UK),…

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Added on: 12/17/2022
12/16/2022
One of the UN’s leading voices on gender identity and LGBTQ+ rights has endorsed Scotland’s Gender Recognition Act reforms, which will be voted on next week. Victor…

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Added on: 11/12/2022
11/11/2022
A major fight broke out in the UN General Assembly Third Committee this week that pitted traditional countries over against powerful Western governments on the questions of…

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Added on: 10/28/2022
10/28/2022
The United Nations said on Friday that it was “deeply concerened” by moves of Russian legislature to toughen up the notorious ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ law. The UN has…

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Added on: 09/30/2022
09/28/2022
UN experts are demanding a stay of execution for two women LGBT rights activists in Iran, Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani and Elham Choubdar, who have been sentenced to death…

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Added on: 09/29/2022
09/29/2022
Qatar’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has deleted her Twitter account after it was revealed she had published numerous homophobic and antisemitic comments online. Hend Al-Muftah…

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Added on: 08/13/2022
A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment…

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Added on: 08/12/2022
08/10/2022
Jessica Stern, a special envoy of the US, will embark on a 8-day trip to India and Nepal in order to promote the human rights of the…

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Added on: 07/28/2022
07/27/2022
LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Louis, a 29-year-old gay man, realised he had caught something “nasty”, the doctor initially thought it was herpes. His…

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Added on: 07/25/2022
The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global…

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Added on: 07/17/2022
07/15/2022
A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment…

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Added on: 07/08/2022
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Geneva, July 7, 2022— UNAIDS applauds the ruling of the Antigua and Barbuda High Court of Justice that effectively decriminalises consensual same-sex sexual activity by holding that sections 12 and 15 of the…

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Added on: 06/24/2022
06/23/2022
A coalition of human rights organizations has issued a joint statement urging the United Nations to renew its human rights expert mandate on sexual orientation and gender…

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Added on: 06/09/2022
In just over three months since Russia began its full-scale invasion, nearly seven million people have fled Ukraine as refugees. The vast majority are Ukrainian women and children…

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Added on: 04/14/2022
The U.N. Development Program has lauded the government of Angola for its efforts to protect LGBTQ rights. Speaking on Monday at the opening ceremony of the See…

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Added on: 04/10/2022
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it will supply thousands of doses of life-saving antiretroviral drugs to Ukraine to cover the needs of HIV patients in…

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Added on: 02/19/2022
Some 69 States around the world currently criminalise homosexual relations between consenting adults. This means that in just this one area of human rights violations, two billion…

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Added on: 02/12/2022
A group of 20 LGBT organisations have asked the UN to revoke the status of Britain’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). A 19-page submission to the…

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Added on: 10/22/2021
10/18/2021
NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) – South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month…

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Added on: 05/10/2021
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is calling on Uganda to amend a bill to ban same-sex relations that it says would…

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Added on: 07/07/2020
07/06/2020
The global fight against AIDS was faltering even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this newly-emerged viral disease is now threatening to put progress against HIV back by…

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Added on: 12/29/2019
The past decade has seen a backlash against human rights on every front, especially the rights of women and the LGBT communities, according to a top U.N….