Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

My Body My Rights: Country Cases - 6 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  My Body My Rights: Country Cases 11 years old, forced into marriage, abused for resisting sexual exploitation Read the stories of a young girl abused for resisting sexual exploitation, a rape survivior pressured into having an abortion and a woman who died after being denied life-saving medical treatment. Media Node:  MBMR Country Stories En un golpe de vista:  Take part in our competition!Write, draw, paint or even take a selfie to express what My Body My Rights means to you. You can submit this via our Tumblr page tweeting using the hashtag #MyBodyMyRights or by posting on our global Facebook page.  Twitter Tag:  mybodymyrights URL:  My Body, My Rights: Take Action! Descripción:  Take Action! URL:  Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide Descripción:  News Story/Briefing, 06 March 2014. URL:  15 facts on sex, pregnancy, marriage and violence Descripción:  Feature, 06 March 2014. URL:  Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis Descripción:  News Story/Report, 20 February 2014.

15 facts on sex, pregnancy, marriage and violence - 6 marzo 2014

Headline Title:  15 facts on sex, pregnancy, marriage and violence Hundreds of millions of young people are being put at risk by government action or inaction with regards to their sex lives. Hundreds of millions of young people are being put at risk by government action or inaction with regards to their sex lives. Current UN and NGO estimates paint a perilous picture for their future. Here, 15 facts. Media Node:  MBMR facts and figures En un golpe de vista:  Take part in our competition!Write, draw, paint or even take a selfie to express what My Body My Rights means to you. You can submit this via our Tumblr page tweeting using the hashtag #MyBodyMyRights or by posting on our global Facebook page.  Twitter Tag:  mybodymyrights URL:  My Body, My Rights: Take Action! Descripción:  Take Action! URL:  Sexual and reproductive rights under threat worldwide Descripción:  News Story/Briefing, 06 March 2014. URL:  My Body, My Rights: Country Cases Descripción:  Feature, 06 March 2014. URL:  Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis Descripción:  News Story/Report, 20 February 2014.

Uganda: President Museveni Signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill - 24 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  Uganda: President Museveni Signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill President Museveni has just signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law. It is a draconian and damaging piece of legislation, Amnesty International said today. President Museveni has just signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law. It is a draconian and damaging piece of legislation, Amnesty International said today. Media Node:  Uganda Story Location:  Uganda 3° 19' 33.4956" N, 34° 37' 51.2544" E “This deeply offensive piece of legislation is an affront to the human rights of all Ugandans and should never have got this far. This legislation will institutionalize hatred and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Uganda. Its passage into law signals a very grave episode in the nation’s history.” Fuente:  Michelle Kagari, Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill Descripción:  News Story, 10 February 2014. URL:  Living for love, dying because of hate: the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Descripción:  Blog, 16 January 2014. URL:  Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Bill must be scrapped Descripción:  News story, 20 December 2013.

Zambia: End state-sponsored persecution as same-sex trial reaches verdict - 21 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  Zambia: End state-sponsored persecution as same-sex trial reaches verdict The Zambian authorities must end the persecution of individuals based on their perceived sexual orientation, Amnesty International said as the trial of two Zambian men accused of having sex “agains The Zambian authorities must end the persecution of individuals based on their perceived sexual orientation, Amnesty International said as the trial of two men accused of having sex “against the order of nature” is set to conclude on  25 February. Media Node:  Zambia Story Location:  Zambia 16° 21' 23.5692" S, 26° 22' 9.0696" E “There has been a string of violent attacks and state prosecutions of people believed to be gay or lesbian in Zambia. ” Fuente:  Simeon Mawanza, Zambia Researcher at Amnesty International. URL:  Zambia: Drop charges against men accused of same-sex conduct Descripción:  News Story, 11 September 2013. URL:  Rising levels of homophobia in sub-Saharan Africa are dangerous and must be tackled Descripción:  News Story, 25 June 2013. URL:  African activists fight homophobia Descripción:  Feature, 26 June 2013.

Népal. Les discriminations généralisées liées au genre sont à l’origine d’une crise des droits sexuels et reproductifs

En raison de discriminations généralisées et systémiques fondées sur le genre au Népal, des centaines de milliers de femmes souffrent d’un problème de santé reproductive très douloureux qui les empêche d’effectuer certaines tâches quotidiennes, tandis que leur famille et la société les mettent souvent à l’écart, écrit Amnesty International dans un nouveau rapport rendu public jeudi 20 février. En raison de discriminations généralisées et systémiques fondées sur le genre au Népal, des centaines de milliers de femmes souffrent d’un problème de santé reproductive très douloureux qui les emp

Russian homophobia under fire worldwide as Olympic flame reaches Sochi

As protests are being held today in cities around the world ahead of the Winter Olympic Games to denounce the ongoing and openly homophobic discrimination in Russia, Amnesty International delegates are available for interview in Sochi and Moscow.   

Nepal: Widespread gender discrimination has triggered sexual and reproductive rights crisis

Widespread and systemic gender discrimination in Nepal has led to hundreds of thousands of women suffering from a reproductive health condition that leaves them in great pain, unable to carry out daily tasks and often ostracized from their families and communities, Amnesty International said in a new report today.  Widespread and systemic gender discrimination in Nepal has led to hundreds of thousands of women suffering from a reproductive health condition that leaves them in great pain, unable to carry out d

مناشدة اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية صون حقوق الإنسان - 10 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  مناشدة اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية صون حقوق الإنسان صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم أنه لا يجوز أن تتجاهل اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية الانتهاكات الخطيرة لحقوق الإنسان التي رافقت التحضيرات للألعاب الأوليمبية الشتوية في سوتشي و صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية اليوم أنه لا يجوز أن تتجاهل اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية الانتهاكات الخطيرة لحقوق الإنسان التي رافقت التحضيرات للألعاب الأوليمبية الشتوية في سوتشي وانطلاقها Media Node:  IOC Sochi AR Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 23' 53.07" N, 42° 5' 58.5924" E “يجب على اللجنة الأوليمبية الدولية أن توبخ القيادة الروسية على انتهاكها الصارخ لحقوق الإنسان في سياق الألعاب الأوليمبية. وإن تخاذل اللجنة عن القيام بذلك سوف يُعد بمثابة خيانة للهدف الصريح الوارد في الميثاق الأوليمبي الذي ينص على صون روح الصداقة والتضامن واللعب النظيف” Fuente:  سليل شيتي الأمين العام لمنظمة العفو الدولية URL:  Serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games Descripción:  Open letter, 10 February 2014 URL:  Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week Descripción:  News story, 5 February 2014 URL:  ‘I’m afraid the future will be a nightmare’ Descripción:  Blog, 5 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Descripción:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Descripción:  News story, 3 February 2014

IOC urged to uphold human rights - 10 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  IOC urged to uphold human rights The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said The International Olympic Committee (IOC) must not ignore the serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games, Amnesty International said today.  Media Node:  IOC Sochi Twitter Tag:  Sochi2014 Story Location:  Russia 44° 23' 53.07" N, 42° 5' 58.5924" E “The IOC must take the Russian leadership to task over its blatant violations of human rights in the context of the Games. Not doing so would be a betrayal of the Olympic Charter’s stated goal to uphold the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” Fuente:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International URL:  Serious human rights violations associated with the preparation for and staging of the Sochi Olympic Games Descripción:  Open letter, 10 February 2014 URL:  Sochi Olympics countdown sees Russia jailing second prisoner of conscience this week Descripción:  News story, 5 February 2014 URL:  ‘I’m afraid the future will be a nightmare’ Descripción:  Blog, 5 February 2014 URL:  The first prisoner of conscience of Sochi2014 Descripción:  Blog, 4 February 2014 URL:  Russia: Civil society activist arrested ahead of start of Sochi Olympics Descripción:  News story, 3 February 2014

Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill - 10 febrero 2014

Headline Title:  Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill Thousands of civil society activists, including Amnesty International supporters in the UK, Canada, Spain and Germany are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show thei Thousands of civil society activists, including Amnesty International supporters in the UK, Canada, Spain and Germany are acting together today in solidarity with campaigners in Uganda to show their opposition to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and call on President Museveni to veto it.    Media Node:  Uganda AHB action Uganda AHB Twitter Tag:  AHBGlobaldayofAction Story Location:  Uganda 0° 53' 3.7104" N, 32° 49' 37.7328" E ““If this deeply discriminatory bill is passed it will legalize the persecution of people on the grounds of their sexual orientation. Since the Bill was proposed there’s been an increase in homophobic arrests and mob violence. This is turning into a witch-hunt. President Museveni must veto the bill before the situation worsens. ” Fuente:  Gemma Houldey, Uganda Researcher at Amnesty International Fecha:  Lun, 10/02/2014 URL:  Living for love, dying because of hate: the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Descripción:  Blog, 16 January 2014 URL:  Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Bill must be scrapped Descripción:  News story, 20 December 2013 URL:  Uganda: Stop the Anti-Homosexuality Bill Descripción:  Take action

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