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. >>>
08/07/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
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.
17/06/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
It’s been three years since the Human Rights Council adopted its first resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity. While serious violations continue in all regions, the Council is yet to engage in a follow up resolution.
At this session of the HRC we have an opportunity to build momentum and support for change. The following joint NGO statement urges the Council to act now and end the violence and discrimination suffered by LGBTI people around the world. With your help, we can ensure this statement has maximum impact.
ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, has awarded today UN High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay “LGBTI Friend of the Year 2014” in a ceremony at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on the occasion of the launch of the 2014 issue of the Annual State Sponsored Homophobia Report and map, at the presence of the UN Ambassadors of Argentina and Brazil.
Recently ILGA received the Pioneer Award at the convention of IGLTA, The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association for the work the organisation is doing for human rights and the safety of LGBTI people around the world.
Arianna is a story inspired to the real life of 19 year-old intersex (5-ARD) who had believed to be a girl for her entire life. When she was just a little child her parents, in accord with the doctors, chose she would have a sex reassignment, making her the girl they wanted. This is feature film is a trip into the discover of her past, a movie that discloses the intersex. Intersex people are about three million in the world, but Arianna is a film about all of us. >>>
While we celebrate the advancements that countries worldwide have made in recognizing the rights of LGBT people, including those of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, many still face discrimination and violence, among other human rights violations, because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) invites you to register for the upcoming MSMGF Pre-Conference to the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia! The event will be open and free of charge to all who wish to attend. You can find the link to register by scrolling to the bottom of this webpage. Please make sure you already signed in as a member of msmgf.org before registering. >>>
What are women’s human rights? Are all women given the same rights? Are men and women equal yet? What are your hopes for the world’s women and girls in the decade ahead? We are accepting submissions of any media type for our new global online media project Imagining Equality: Your Voices on Women’s Human Rights. Submissions of photography, video, audio, journalism, creative writing and more are accepted online through: 4/30/2014. >>>
On Wednesday 5 March, the LGBT Intergroup will host a discussion between MEPs, NGOs and EU institutions about the EU’s recent achievements and upcoming challenges in advancing LGBT rights. Registration is now open. >>>
You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant has added a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.
13/02/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Gay people in Nigeria are calling on the world to help them protest against anti-gay laws.
Signed into law by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in January this year, the Solitary Alliance is hoping international pressure could help repeal the legislation. >>>