ILGA News A list of articles available on the ILGA website en Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:05:09 GMT Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:05:09 GMT 5 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UN Staff more equal now, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity Mexico City, Mexico - Morioka, Japan, 9 July 2014 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UN Staff more equal now, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued a bulletin that offers a new way of determining personal status, applicable both to heterosexual and same-sex couples in the UN Staff. united nationsunun secretary-general ban ki-moon on sogi-related matters Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:36:11 GMT Morocco: Men's homosexuality convictions upheld A Moroccan appeals court has upheld the earlier convictions of a group of men accused of homosexual acts. The six men were arrested in April in the rural town of Fqih Bensalah. They were later convicted of “lewd or unnatural acts with an individual of the same sex,” along with incitement to prostitution, and public drunkenness or driving under the influence. lgbt arrests in moroccohomosexuality in moroccohomosexuality criminalization Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:57:23 GMT In Memory of Duduzile Zozo (1987-2013) LGBTI activists, women’s rights groups and the broader community gathered at the site where Duduzile Zozo was brutally murdered on the 30 June 2013. IHAWU in partnership with FEW and Iranti-org commemorated the life of Duduzile. Her family, joined the commemoration and her mom in particular, Ms Thuziwe Zozo remains a strong advocate for justice. The Court has recently posted the case to October 2014, without providing sufficient details on why justice should be delayed. duduzile zozohate crimes in south africahomosexuality in south africa Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:30:42 GMT Uganda: Five arrested for 'promoting' homosexuality The Ugandan media is reporting the arrests of five “suspected homosexuals” for apparently “promoting homosexuality” and “recruiting” children. The arrests may be among the first under the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law earlier this year. Other recent arrests have been under previously existing laws outlawing gay sex. lgbt arrests in ugandahomosexuality in ugandaanti-homosexuality act ugandafive arrested for promoting homosexuality Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:22:15 GMT Sodomy in Zambia On July 3, a court in Kapiri Mposhi, in Zambia, acquitted Philip Mubiana and James Mwape. They had been held in jail for almost fourteen months, charged with homosexual sex under Zambia’s sodomy law, which carries a sentence of up to fourteen years. (NOTE: see comments) The presiding judge didn’t comment on the justice of the law itself; he only found that there was no substantive evidence against the accused, who were arrested on hearsay and suspicion, reportedly turned in by family members. sodomy in zambialgbt arrests in zambiacriminalization of homosexualitygay prisonershomosexuality in zambia Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:11:43 GMT Thousand participants marched at Sofia Pride 2014 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:25:10 GMT Despite a move toward Europe, LGBT Ukrainians face new hurdles Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:25:10 GMT Lithuanian parliament votes down sex change amendments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:25:10 GMT Warsaw to host Poland's first gay shelter? Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:25:10 GMT Rome right storm meeting over civil unions Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:25:05 GMT 26th session of the Human Rights Council, June 2014 NGO Joint Statement - Item 8 General Debate 26th session of the human rights councilhrcun human rights council Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:54:14 GMT 26th session of the Human Rights Council: Yahia Zaidi Delivers a Statement Item 2 General Debate following update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Statement sponsored by Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network & ILGA* - delivered by Yahia Zaidi Thank you Mr President. We commend the High Commissioner for her leadership in solidifying the Office’s commitment in calling for an end to human rights violations against all persons, including those who face violence, discrimination, stigma and abuse because of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or intersex status. ilga at the hrcsogi issues at the hrcyahia zaidilgbt issues at the united nations Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:53:57 GMT Ashers Baking Company: 'Gay cake' row could end up in court Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:25:07 GMT UN: Ensure Access to Education for Lesbians, Bisexual and Intersex Women and Girls, and Transgender People Exclusion of LBTI Youth From Schools Closely Related to Poverty un cedawun committee on the elimination of discrimination against women (cedaw) Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:51:45 GMT ILGA statement for the CEDAW session on elaborating a General Recommendation on LBTI girls' and women's right to education, 7 July 2014 ILGA presented a statement at the Half-Day General Discussion on girls’/women’s right to education, Palais des Nations, Room XVI 7 July 2014. un cedawun committee on the elimination of discrimination against women (cedaw) Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:40:54 GMT ILGA-Europe is concerned with the cancellation of Kyiv Pride due to police failure to ensure protection This year’s Kyiv Pride, scheduled for 5 July, was cancelled after the Ukrainian police claimed they would not be able to protect the Pride participants because of expected counter protests. Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, stated that now is not... Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:25:18 GMT Thousands take to the streets of Budapest of annual Gay Pride Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:25:14 GMT Nationalist Ataka Condemns Sofia Pride 2014 Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:25:14 GMT Italy's centre-right leader open to gay unions Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:25:14 GMT Europe's 'gay capital' stages huge Pride parade Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:25:14 GMT