Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

"أُكتب من أجل الحقوق": مليونا رسالة وتغريدة ورسالة نصية لتغيير حياة الأشخاص - 2 December 2013

Headline Title:  "أُكتب من أجل الحقوق": مليونا رسالة وتغريدة ورسالة نصية لتغيير حياة الأشخاص حملة "أكتب من أجل الحقوق" واحدة من الحملات العالمية الكبرى لمنظمة العفو الدولية. حملة "أكتب من أجل الحقوق" ستتم تعبئة مئات الآلاف من الأشخاص حول العالم من أجل تغيير حياة الأفراد المعرضين للخطر من خلال القيام بنشاط بسيط، وهو إرسال رسالة Media Node:  LWM AR At a Glance:  نُظمت حملة "أُكتب من أجل الحقوق" أول مرة قبل 11 عاماً في بولندافي عام 2012 شارك أكثر من نصف مليون شخص في ما لا يقل عن 77 بلدافي العام الماضي، قام بتحرك أكثر من 1.9 مليون في 12 قضية بينها أفراد ومجتمعات تعرضوا لخطر انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان Story Location:  “إن مراثون الكتابة من أجل الحقوق يعتبر تظاهرة للتضامن الأممي. كما أن له تأثيراً إنجابياً قوياً على حياة الأفراد الذين تتعرض حقوقهم الإنسانية للخطر. إذ أن من السهل تجاهل رسالة واحدة موجهة إلى السلطات، ولكن من الصعب تجاهل آلاف الرسائل التي تطالبها بإجراء تغييرات في أوضاع حقوق الإنسان. إننا نعرف من خلال النضال الذي استمر عقوداً أن كتابة الرسائل يمكن أن تنقذ أرواحاً وأن تغير حياة بشر” Source:  سليل شتي، الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Write for rights Description:  Take action!

Escribe por los Derechos: Dos millones de cartas, tuits y textos para cambiar vidas - 2 December 2013

Headline Title:  Escribe por los Derechos: Dos millones de cartas, tuits y textos para cambiar vidas Escribe por los Derechos, una de las principales campañas globales de Amnistía Internacional, movilizará a cientos de miles de personas de todo el mundo con el fin de cambiar la vida de personas en Escribe por los Derechos movilizará a cientos de miles de personas de todo el mundo con el fin de cambiar la vida de personas en situación de riesgo mediante un acto tan sencillo como enviar una carta. Media Node:  LWM_es Video: Escribe por los Derechos 2013 At a Glance:  Escribe por los Derechos se celebró por primera vez en Polonia hace 11 años.En 2012 participó más de medio millón de personas repartidas por al menos 77 países.El año pasado se emprendieron más de 1,9 millones de acciones en nombre de 12 personas individuales y comunidades en peligro de sufrir abusos contra sus derechos humanos. Story Location:  “Escribe por los Derechos es una gran manifestación de solidaridad internacional. Además, tiene un poderoso impacto positivo en la vida de personas cuyos derechos humanos corren peligro. Las autoridades pueden hacer caso omiso de una carta aislada. Pero no es tan fácil cuando son miles las que piden cambios en derechos humanos. Por nuestra experiencia en décadas de activismo, sabemos que escribiendo y enviando cartas se cambian y salvan vidas.” Source:  Salil Shetty, secretario general de Amnistía Internacional URL:  Escribe por los Derechos Description:  ¡Actúa!

Write for Rights: Two million letters, tweets and texts to change lives - 2 December 2013

Headline Title:  Write for Rights: Two million letters, tweets and texts to change lives Write for Rights, one of Amnesty International’s major global campaigns, will mobilize hundreds of thousands of people around the world in the aim of changing the lives of individuals at risk throu Write for Rights will mobilize hundreds of thousands of people around the world in the aim of changing the lives of individuals at risk through the simple act of sending a letter. Media Node:  LWM LWM Promo At a Glance:  Amnesty International’s first Write for Rights took place 11 years ago in Poland.In 2012 more than half a million people in at least 77 countries took part.Last year, over 1.9 million actions were taken on behalf of 12 cases of individuals and communities at risk of human rights abuses. Story Location:  United Kingdom 51° 30' 40.2948" N, 0° 6' 45.396" W See map: Google Maps “Write for Rights is a great demonstration of international solidarity. Also, it has a powerful, positive impact in the lives of individuals whose human rights are at risk. A single letter to the authorities can be brushed aside. But thousands of letters all calling for human rights changes are harder to ignore. We know from decades of campaigning that writing letters does save and change lives. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. URL:  Write for rights Description:  Take action!

EU Court ruling a setback for refugees - 7 November 2013

Headline Title:  EU Court ruling a setback for refugees The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today declined to hold that the criminalization of consensual same-sex activity constitutes “persecution” for the purposes of EU asylum law, showin Today's Court of Justice of the European Union ruling showed it is out of step with international human rights and refugee law by declining to hold that criminalization of same-sex sexual conduct amounts to persecution. Media Node:  CJEU ruling Story Location:  Netherlands 52° 2' 2.472" N, 5° 16' 24.3768" E See map: Google Maps “The Court skirted around the real issue in this case and missed a key opportunity to state clearly that to criminalize consensual same-sex conduct ultimately amounts to criminalizing people for who they are and, therefore, amounts to persecution per se, regardless of how often sentences of imprisonment are enforced ” Source:  Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International's Head of Refugee and Migrants' Rights Date:  Thu, 07/11/2013 “The Court should have found that these laws, even when they have not recently been applied in practice are capable of giving rise to a well-founded fear of persecution in lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, and who accordingly should be recognised as refugees when they apply for asylum” Source:  Livio Zilli, Senior Legal Adviser at the International Commission of Jurists Date:  Thu, 07/11/2013 URL:  Africa: Making love a crime: Criminalization of same-sex conduct in Sub-Saharan Africa Description:  Report, 25 June 2013

Russia must track down masked assailants after insidious homophobic attack - 4 November 2013

Headline Title:  Russia must track down masked assailants after insidious homophobic attack The Russian authorities must promptly find and bring to justice all those responsible for a violent homophobic attack in St Petersburg that has left two people injured, including one who has been l The Russian authorities must promptly find and bring to justice all those responsible for a violent homophobic attack in St Petersburg that has left two people injured, including one who has been left blind in one eye, Amnesty International said. Media Node:  LaSky Story Location:  Russia 59° 56' 52.458" N, 30° 20' 9.5964" E “This latest insidious attack is sadly characteristic of a widespread atmosphere of homophobia in Russia today. If nothing is done to combat the hate, the ground is fertile for further violence” Source:  Denis Krivosheev, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Director at Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 04/11/2013

Koweït. Il faut rejeter la proposition de « tests médicaux » homophobes sur les travailleurs migrants

La proposition visant à instaurer des « tests médicaux » obligatoires pour empêcher les travailleurs migrants considérés comme « homosexuels » ou transgenres d’entrer au Koweït et dans les autres pays du Golfe persique est scandaleuse et devrait être rejetée d’emblée, a déclaré Amnesty International. La proposition visant à instaurer des « tests médicaux » obligatoires pour empêcher les travailleurs migrants considérés comme « homosexuels » ou transgenres d’entrer au Koweït

Kuwait debe rechazar la propuesta homófoba de realizar “pruebas médicas” a los trabajadores migrantes  

La propuesta de realizar “pruebas médicas” obligatorias a todo trabajador migrante que pueda ser “homosexual” o transgénero para prohibirle la entrada en Kuwait y otros países del Golfo es vergonzosa y debe rechazarse de plano, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional.  

Kuwait must reject proposed homophobic ‘medical tests’ on migrant workers

A proposal to introduce compulsory “medical tests” to bar any migrant workers deemed to be “homosexual” or transgender from entering Kuwait and other Gulf countries is outrageous and should be rejected out of hand, said Amnesty International.   

Kuwait must reject proposed homophobic ‘medical tests’ on migrant workers - 11 October 2013

Headline Title:  Kuwait must reject proposed homophobic ‘medical tests’ on migrant workers A proposal to introduce compulsory “medical tests” to bar any migrant workers deemed to be “homosexual” or transgender from entering Kuwait and other Gulf countries is outrageous and should be reje A proposal to introduce “medical tests” to bar migrant workers deemed to be “homosexual” or transgender from entering Kuwait and other Gulf countries is outrageous. Media Node:  Kuwait Story Location:  United Kingdom 30° 16' 18.1776" N, 46° 56' 0.9384" E See map: Google Maps “This proposal will only further stigmatize people who already suffer extremely high levels of discrimination and abuse on the grounds of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. ” Source:  Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International.

Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations - 3 October 2013

Headline Title:  Russia: Winter games Olympic torch throws light on human rights violations As the Olympic torch arrives in Moscow ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Amnesty International is launching a worldwide campaign to highlight Russia’s increasingly deplorable human rights re As the Olympic torch arrives in Moscow ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Amnesty International is launching a worldwide campaign to highlight Russia’s increasingly deplorable human rights record. Media Node:  SOCHI Story Location:  Russia 62° 51' 42.5556" N, 85° 46' 52.5" E “The Olympic flame can throw light on the human rights violations that the authorities would prefer to hide behind the celebratory decorations. It is important that all those with a stake in the Games are aware of restrictions placed by the Russian authorities on civil society and ordinary citizens, and use their influence to oppose them. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director. URL:  Russia: Human rights activists - Voices from the ground Description:  Feature, 03 October 2013 URL:  Take action: Call on President Putin to protect freedom of expression

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