Human Rights

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Added on: 01/09/2019
Four months after fleeing their home in El Salvador, the six members of the Meneses family arrived in Nogales, Sonora on Dec. 25 with documents ready to…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/04/2019
Have you ever felt excluded from the society and from your own family? Have you ever been discriminated by your classmates based on your gender? If you…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/07/2019
Transgender Indians and their allies have been urgently rallying against a transgender bill. They want the bill to be overhauled before it is considered by the upper…

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Added on: 01/08/2019
01/05/2019
The ruling came after a magistrate lost his job following him expressing anti-LGBTQ views on adoption. A UK judge, Her Honour Judge Katherine Tucker, has ruled that…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
01/04/2019
Trans women in a small Pakistani city have accused police of illegally confiscating their sound system. Dancing at weddings and other special occasions is often the only…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
01/04/2019
On Wednesday, the United States Senate approved the appointment of former Senator Kyle McCarter as the new Ambassador to Kenya. McCarter comes to a familiar territory with…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
01/06/2019
Chinese gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration for a week, it said on Sunday, following media reports that underage users caught HIV after going…

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Added on: 01/06/2019
Syeda Sarwat came to Britain as a student in 2010 in a bid to escape the violence, abuse and social isolation that she says she suffered as…

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Added on: 01/05/2019
01/05/2019
Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
01/02/2019
The death of a trans woman in the Malaysian town of Klang, the second in less than a month, has prompted calls for the government to better…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigeria-based human rights organization, has published a report, showing that the human rights of approximately 286 LGBTI persons were violated…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
01/02/2019
Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro removed concerns regarding the LGBTI community from being considered by a new human rights ministry hours after his inauguration, part of…

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Added on: 01/03/2019
01/03/2019
Cambodia is considered one of the more progressive countries when it comes to LGBT rights. The Office of the High Commissioner of United Nations Human Rights said in a statement…

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Added on: 01/02/2019
12/31/2018
Dozens of LGBTI activists in Turkey held a protest in central Istanbul calling for justice after the brutal and gruesome murder of trans woman Hande Kader. The…

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Added on: 01/02/2019
01/01/2018
A senior Trump administration official has sparked concerns over a plan to waive sanctions against extremist Russian politician Dmitry Rogozin to allow him to visit the US. Politico…

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Added on: 01/02/2019
12/31/2018
Teddy Prout, above, Director of Community Services for Humanists UK, claims that faith-based therapies aimed ‘curing’ homosexuality can result in people turning their back on religion. Speaking here about research…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/30/2018
Transgender people gathered in Lahore for the first ever trans pride march in Pakistan this weekend. Taking place on Saturday (29th December), transgender people and their allies took…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/30/2018
On Monday, December 18, the Lok Sabha passed the problematic Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, ignoring 27 recommended amendments from activists, trans community members and allies….

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/29/2018
Less than 80 years after roughly 6,000 gay men perished in Nazi concentration camps, Germany has become one of the countries mostly widely accepting of  lesbian, gay,…

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Added on: 01/01/2019
12/29/2018
Ten same-sex couples will file a lawsuit against the Japanese government in a bid for recognition towards marriage equality. The couples, who will file a joint lawsuit…

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Added on: 12/31/2018
Tanzania has reacted angrily to an advisory issued by the US to its citizens, against travelling to the East African country, terming the action malicious. Government spokesman…

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Added on: 12/31/2018
12/30/2018
An Anglican gay bishop has married his partner surrounded by friends and family at a cathedral in Toronto. Bishop Kevin Robertson has married his partner Mohan Sharma at St…

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Added on: 12/30/2018
12/28/2018
Marielle Franco, Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the…

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Added on: 12/30/2018
12/29/2018
Tanzania’s tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights. The European Union, Tanzania’s biggest development…

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Added on: 12/30/2018
I am a Ugandan man living in Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya, where I am seeking asylum. I am 23 years old, the second child to…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
Dede Oetomo is the founder and trustee of the Indonesian LGBT advocacy group GAYa Nusantara Foundation, based in Surabaya. “Indonesia has always been conservative and it has…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/28/2018
A trans woman prisoner has been transferred to a female prison in Illinois after a year-long court battle. Deon ‘Strawberry’ Hampton described being treated like a ‘sex slave’ while housed in multiple in male penitentiaries…

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Added on: 12/28/2018
12/27/2018
Members of the trans community in Mumbai, India have protested a bill which was designed to protect their rights. The bill has been highly controversial among the trans, intersex,…

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Added on: 12/27/2018
12/27/2018
As a child undergoing conversion therapy in Florida in the early 2000s, I could never have imagined how different this nation would be nearly 20 years later. I could…

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Added on: 12/27/2018
Campaign asks members of the public to protest deportations on commercial flights by refusing to take seat. Campaigners have “hacked” hundreds of adverts on the London Underground, replacing them…