Human Rights

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Added on: 02/24/2024
Human rights activists based in and outside Uganda have petitioned the government of the United Kingdom, urging it to cancel an invitation to Anita Among, Speaker of…

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Added on: 02/23/2024
02/22/2024
ACCRA, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday moved a step closer to holding a vote on a bill that seeks to further clamp down on…

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Added on: 02/23/2024
Russian ally Belarus is making preparations for a restrictive anti-LGBTQ+ law like Russia’s, with an extra provision targeting childless couples. Alexis Boddy of City Law School at the…

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Added on: 02/22/2024
02/21/2024
ACCRA, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday moved a step closer to holding a vote on a bill that seeks to further clamp down on…

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Added on: 02/21/2024
02/20/2024
In Belarus, a draft law punishing the “promotion of non-traditional relationships” – which refers to LGBTQIA relationships – is being prepared. This development (or backward step, to…

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Added on: 02/21/2024
Nigerian police spokesperson ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi has vowed to crack down on a group of LGBT individuals featured in a viral video on social media. The threats…

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Added on: 02/20/2024
02/20/2024
In a scene like many played out in theaters around the world, last month a smiling dance performance director emerged from the wings after a show to…

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Added on: 02/20/2024
02/18/2024
As a queer teenager growing up in northern Nigeria, Arinze Ifeakandu often found himself searching for books that reflected what he felt. He combed through the books…

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Added on: 02/18/2024
02/17/2024
In an extraordinary diatribe, the government of Zimbabwe has launched a scathing attack against a scholarship programme for LGBTIQ+ students, labelling LGBTIQ+ individuals deviants and aberrations who…

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Added on: 02/18/2024
The Human Dignity Trust is deeply disappointed by today’s decision from the High Court in St Vincent and the Grenadines, that upholds the criminalisation of consensual, same-sex…

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Added on: 02/17/2024
02/16/2024
A Ghanaian legislator has asked parliament to replace jail terms for gay sex with non-custodial sentences including counselling, saying the anti-LGBT bill currently making its way through…

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Added on: 02/17/2024
02/16/2024
A top court in St. Vincent and the Grenadines upheld laws on Friday that criminalize gay sex, a blow to activists who have long decried the violence…

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Added on: 02/16/2024
The Zimbabwean government has issued a stern rejection to what it labels as ‘so-called’ LGBT scholarships, branding them as unlawful and unchristian. In a recent press statement,…

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Added on: 02/13/2024
02/12/2024
Analysis led by Chad Meyerhoefer shows harmful effects regardless of whether laws passed, with potential parallels to current U.S. “bathroom bills.” A coordinated political effort against LGBT…

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Added on: 02/13/2024
02/11/2024
Ghanaian activist and musician, Wanlov the Kubolor, has reacted to the decision by the Parliament of Ghana to pass a bill that imposes severe sentences for anyone…

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Added on: 02/11/2024
02/10/2024
The proposed Anti-LGBTQ+ bill in Ghana has caused debate, conversations, and controversy both in Ghana and beyond. At its core, the bill aims to address issues related…

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Added on: 02/11/2024
A court in Yerevan, Armenia, on Jan. 30 rejected Russia’s request to extradite a man who fled the republic of Chechnya after being tortured because he was…

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Added on: 02/10/2024
When Ms. Fola Francis, an openly trans woman living in Nigeria, joined a trend and posted a video of her transition on TikTok, it was for her…

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Added on: 02/10/2024
02/09/2024
In an unexpected turn, Duolingo, the widely popular language-learning app, finds itself at the heart of a controversy in Russia. Accused of disseminating LGBT propaganda, the company…

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Added on: 02/09/2024
02/08/2024
Located in the suburbs of Tijuana, Mexico, the Casa Arco Iris migrant shelter is unassuming. That’s on purpose. Not so long ago, its exterior was graffitied with a homophobic slur….

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Added on: 02/09/2024
02/08/2024
A court of the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen has sentenced 13 people to public execution on homosexuality charges, the French wire service AFP reported on Tuesday. Another 35 people…

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Added on: 02/08/2024
02/07/2024
As federal lawmakers consider tougher restrictions for asylum-seekers, we hear from two migrants fleeing homophobic violence. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Later today, the Senate is set to vote on that…

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Added on: 02/08/2024
The first publicly known cases have emerged of Russian authorities penalising people under a court ruling that outlawed LGBTQ activism as extremism, Russian media and rights groups…

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Added on: 02/07/2024
02/06/2024
As we navigate an increasingly tumultuous world laden with conflict, unconditional backing of equal rights for all will become increasingly essential for the well-being and resilience of…

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Added on: 02/07/2024
Poland’s ombudsperson has said that a draft law aimed to limit the rights of LGBT people, proposed by a group of citizens, violates the constitution and EU…

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Added on: 02/06/2024
Namibian President Hage Geingob passed away at age 82 on Sun, Feb 4. He had served as Namibia’s third president since 2015, and is succeeded by his…

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Added on: 02/06/2024
Transgender woman Nayab Ali is running in Thursday’s elections in Pakistan, aiming for a seat in the National Assembly. In traditionally conservative Pakistan, where no transgender person…

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Added on: 02/06/2024
Persecuted and prosecuted in their home country, some members of Russia’s LGBT community have been driven abroad — and hundreds have moved to Argentina, where their civil…

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Added on: 02/05/2024
LGBTQ+ Palestinians in danger due to their sexual orientation can request asylum in Israel, the Tel Aviv District Court for Administrative Affairs ruled on Sunday, according to KAN…

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Added on: 02/05/2024
02/04/2024
In the corridors of power and the shadows of society, a chilling tale unfolds in Iran, tugging at the threads of cultural stigma, societal prejudice, and governmental…