Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Les dirigeants du G20 doivent rejeter la loi homophobe adoptée par la Russie

Les dirigeants mondiaux se réunissant à Saint-Pétersbourg cette semaine doivent condamner la loi draconienne et homophobe adoptée par la Russie, et faire tout ce qui est en leur pouvoir pour convaincre les autorités de la mettre au rebut, a déclaré Amnesty International à l'approche de la réunion du G20 qui s'ouvre jeudi 5 septembre. Les dirigeants mondiaux se réunissant à Saint-Pétersbourg cette semaine doivent condamner la loi draconienne et homophobe adoptée par la Russie, et faire tout ce qui est en leur pouvoir pour convai

G20 leaders must reject Russia’s homophobic law

World leaders gathering in St. Petersburg this week must condemn Russia’s draconian homophobic law and do all in their power to persuade authorities to scrap it, Amnesty International said ahead of the G20 meeting starting next 5 September. World leaders gathering in St.

G20 leaders must reject Russia’s homophobic law - 4 September 2013

Headline Title:  G20 leaders must reject Russia’s homophobic law World leaders gathering in St. World leaders gathering in St. Petersburg this week must condemn Russia’s draconian homophobic law and do all in their power to persuade authorities to scrap it. Media Node:  Russia LGBTI Story Location:  Russia 57° 35' 39.8688" N, 61° 20' 51.5616" E “Russia’s new law effectively banning public activism by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals has done nothing but create a climate of intolerance and promote violence by vigilante groups.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Russia: Ongoing attack on the rights of LGBTI people Description:  Public Statement, 3 July 2013 URL:  Russia: New laws an affront to basic human rights Description:  News Story, 1 July 2013 URL:  Russian Federation: Second LGBT organisation falls foul of Foreign Agents Law and rising homophobia Description:  Public Statement, 27 June 2013

Lithuania court gives green light for Baltic Pride march

Lithuania’s Supreme Administrative Court today dealt a blow against discrimination by upholding the right of Baltic Pride organizers to hold their third annual march in the centre of the capital Vilnius on 27 July, Amnesty International said. Lithuania’s Supreme Administrative Court today dealt a blow against discrimination by upholding the right of Baltic Pride organizers to hold their third annual march in the centre of the capital Vi

Un tribunal lituano da luz verde a la marcha del Orgullo Báltico

El Tribunal Supremo Administrativo de Lituania ha asestado hoy un golpe a la discriminación al proteger el derecho de los organizadores de la marcha del Orgullo Báltico a celebrar el 27 de julio su tercera marcha anual en el centro de la capital, Vilna. Así lo ha manifestado hoy Amnistía Internacional.  El Tribunal Supremo Administrativo de Lituania ha asestado hoy un golpe a la discriminación al proteger el derecho de los organizadores de la marcha del Orgullo Báltico a celebrar el 27 de julio su

مصر: هذا وقت توخى أقصى درجات الحذر وضبط النفس  
 - 3 July 2013

Headline Title:  مصر: هذا وقت توخى أقصى درجات الحذر وضبط النفس  
 في أعقاب الإطاحة بالرئيس مرسي في مصر، تحث منظمة العفو الدولية قوات الأمن ومن بينها القوات المسلحة على بذل ما بوسعهما من أجل حماية حقوق الجميع في مصر، وبغض النظر عن انتماء في أعقاب الإطاحة بالرئيس مرسي في مصر، تحث منظمة العفو الدولية قوات الأمن ومن بينها القوات المسلحة على بذل ما بوسعهما من أجل حماية حقوق الجميع في مصر، وبغض النظر عن انتماءاتهم السياسية Media Node:  Egypt AR Story Location:  مصر 25° 53' 50.802" N, 29° 31' 52.5" E “في ظل أوقات التوتر الشديد هذه، ومع تعليق العمل بدستور البلاد، أصبح من الأهمية بمكان، وأكثر من أي وقت مضى، أن يمتثل الجيش لمقتضيات ما يترتب على مصر من التزامات بموجب القانون الدولي لحقوق الإنسان” Source:  سليل شيتي الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Egypt security forces’ failure to stop protest deaths ‘suspicious’ Description:  News, 3 July 2013 URL:  Further evidence gathered by Amnesty International on clashes in Egypt since 30 June Description:  Briefing, 03 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces must show restraint and prevent protest bloodshed Description:  Press release, 28 July 2013

Egypt: Time for extreme caution and restraint - 3 July 2013

Headline Title:  Egypt: Time for extreme caution and restraint With the ousting of President Morsi in Egypt, Amnesty International urges the security forces, including the army, to do all within their power to protect the human rights and safety of everyone in With the ousting of President Morsi in Egypt the security forces must protect the human rights and safety of everyone in Egypt, regardless of their political affiliation. Media Node:  Egypt Story Location:  مصر 25° 53' 50.802" N, 29° 31' 52.5" E “In this time of great tension and with the constitution suspended, it is more important than ever that the military comply with Egypt’s obligations under international human rights law. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, General Secretary of Amnesty International. URL:  Egypt security forces’ failure to stop protest deaths ‘suspicious’ Description:  News, 3 July 2013 URL:  Further evidence gathered by Amnesty International on clashes in Egypt since 30 June Description:  Briefing, 03 July 2013 URL:  Egypt: Security forces must show restraint and prevent protest bloodshed Description:  Press release, 28 July 2013

Russia: New laws an affront to basic human rights - 1 July 2013

Headline Title:  Russia: New laws an affront to basic human rights President Vladimir Putin’s new laws criminalising blasphemy and outlawing public activism by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals are an affront to freedom of expres New laws in Russia criminalise blasphemy and outlaw public activism by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals. Media Node:  Russia Story Location:  United Kingdom 56° 45' 32.9256" N, 74° 31' 52.5" E See map: Google Maps “This is the reality of Russia today – the suppression of any form of dissent or diverging views in all spheres of life, from the political to the social. This demonstrates once again the disregard the authorities there have for their international and national obligations in promoting the human rights of all people under their jurisdiction. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International. URL:  A 'dark day' for freedom of expression in Russia Description:  News, 11 June 2013 URL:  Russia: Another independent organization faces hefty fine Description:  News, 6 June 2013 URL:  Russia: Gay activists arrested despite being victims of violence Description:  News, 25 May 2013

Vilnius municipal authorities ban upcoming Baltic Pride march - 26 June 2013

Headline Title:  Vilnius municipal authorities ban upcoming Baltic Pride march The municipal authorities of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, must allow the upcoming Baltic Pride to take place, Amnesty International said today. The municipal authorities of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, have said a Pride Parade organized for 27 July cannot be held in the city centre and failed to propose an alternative route. Media Node:  Lithuania Story Location:  Lithuania 56° 0' 53.1468" N, 23° 12' 11.25" E “It is appalling that despite domestic rulings in favour of Baltic Pride organisers, the city of Vilnius has decided to ban the Baltic Pride march, in blatant violation of the right to freedom of assembly of Baltic Pride’s organisers and other participants. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International.

Des militants africains luttent contre l’homophobie - 26 June 2013

Headline Title:  Des militants africains luttent contre l’homophobie Un grand nombre des compatriotes de Dismus Aine Kevin n’hésiteraient pas à le déclarer coupable alors même qu’il n’a jamais commis une seule infraction. Témoignages de militants qui défendent les droits des personnes lesbiennes, gays, bisexuelles, transgenres et intersexuées (LGBTI) au Cameroun, au Kenya et en Ouganda. Media Node:  LGBTI feature_fr At a Glance:  Les actes de discrimination et de violence à l’encontre des personnes LGBTI en Afrique subsaharienne se sont multipliés ces dix dernières années.L’homosexualité est contraire à la loi dans 38 États africains. Story Location:  Ouganda 2° 40' 57.4032" N, 23° 54' 22.5" E “Si vous affichez votre homosexualité à l'école, vous êtes expulsé. On ne vous demandera pas d'explications. Ils vous obligeront à quitter votre logement. Dans les petits centres de santé, s'ils pensent que vous êtes [homosexuel], ils vous mettent à la porte. Ils vous mettent à la porte ou bien ils refusent de vous soigner. Même si vous avez la malaria. Tout le monde doit se cacher.” Source:  Dismus Aine Kevin “Dans certains lieux, les gens n'y prêtent pas attention. Vous pouvez par exemple tenir la main de votre partenaire au restaurant. Par contre, dans les quartiers informels, vous n'oseriez pas le faire. Nous avons vu des personnes expulsées de chez elles, d'autres agressées. D'autres encore ont fait l'objet de menaces, et la police ne sait pas comment traiter ces agissements.” Source:  Jackson Otieno URL:  Afrique. Quand aimer devient un crime. La criminalisation des relations entre personnes de même sexe en Afrique subsaharienne Description:  Rapport, 25 juin 2013 URL:  Il faut se mobiliser contre la croissance dangereuse de l’homophobie en Afrique subsaharienne Description:  Communiqué de presse, 25 juin 2013

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