The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) welcomes release of the first-ever United Nations (UN) report on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, titled, “Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. >>>
On 30 October, the 15th ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference concluded in Turin. 343 lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) activists, European and national politicians, representatives of other organisations from 43 countries gathered in Turin, Italy between 27 and 30 October 2011 for the largest annual event on LGBTI rights in Europe. >>>
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Earlier we told you that the churches view the claim on gay rights brought against the attorney general by UNIBAM as an attack on the moral fiber of the nation. According to the UNIBAM executive president, however, the lawsuit is simply a means by which homosexuals are standing up for their basic human rights through advocacy at the Supreme Court Level. If you haven’t made up your mind on the issue, Caleb Orosco defended his case in the next lines. >>>
"We have decided to write this letter to communicate openly and transparently a series of political considerations that we feelare crucial to the process of organizing the XII Feminist Meeting, commemorating 30 years of feminist meetings and feminism in the Region." XII Latin America and the Caribbean Feminist Meeting/Bogot, November 23 to 26, 2011. >>>
"Ang Ladlad," an LGBT party-list group will participate in the May 2010 Philippine elections. This is the first time that Ang Ladlad or any LGBT political party was allowed to participate in the elections in the conservative and only majority-Christian country in Asia. Ang Ladlad was finally allowed to be included in the ballot after years of struggle against the local hierarchy of the Roman Catholic church and orther conservative sectors. >>>
"Ang Ladlad," an LGBT party-list group will participate in the May 2010 Philippine elections. This is the first time that Ang Ladlad or any LGBT political party was allowed to participate in the elections in the conservative and only majority-Christian country in Asia. Ang Ladlad was finally allowed to be included in the ballot after years of struggle against the local hierarchy of the Roman Catholic church and other conservative sectors. >>>
Kenya ranks 98 out of 134 countries in the World Economic Forum Gender Gap Index for 2009. The report’s Index assesses countries on how well they are dividing their resources and opportunities among their male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources and opportunities. >>>
Women Thrive Worldwide, created in 1998, advocates with the U.S. government for international economic and human right policies that support women worldwide in ending poverty in their lives, communities and nations. The organization pushes to generate dynamic policy approaches that can change the way U.S. international assistance and trade programs operate in order to be most beneficial in increasing economic opportunities for poor women worldwide.
The Department of Global Partnerships is responsible for: creating and maintaining relationships with southern women’s organizations; monitoring and tracking U.S. policies in the field; coordinating visits from southern leaders to speak at policy-relevant venues among many other tasks.
Time Commitment: FT or PT schedule available (at least 20 hours/wk required); Fall commitment (January 2010 – May 2010) >>>
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran...The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources of the arbitrary detention of “One Million Signatures” Campaign members Ms. Atieh Youssefi, Ms. Parisa Kakaï, Ms. Samieh Rashidi, Ms. Maryam Zia and Ms. Mahsa Hekmat. >>>
“Let’s put the Money where our mouth is”. With these words Hivos Executive Director Manuela Monteiro opened an international meeting about resource mobilisation for women’s organising and women’s rights. >>>
A Zimbabwean feminist, Prespone Matawira, has designed a board game which illustrates what she calls ‘Zimbabwe's game of health, of life, of death.' Players take turns to move along the board and try to avoid finishing, because the finish line is death at the age of 34 – which is the current rate of life expectancy of women in Zimbabwe. In the game, some situations hasten a player’s progress towards death: “falling sick,” the “closing down of a government clinic”, a “week long water cut” and a “lack of transport to hospital.” “Receiving remittances”, the “formation of a community women’s forum, “and “seeing a private doctor” are some of the situations that take players further away from death. Interestingly, the “formation of an inclusive government” seems to be neither positive nor negative; a player who lands on this square misses a turn. It seems to be a very temporary reprieve. >>>
As one of five Central Asian Republics who have become separate, sovereign states after the collapse of the Soviet Union, made progress towards integrating into the world economy and now see the rising influence of religious fundamentalisms, Kyrgyzstan is in an ongoing state of transition. Dr. Nurgul Djanaeva, President of the Forum of Women's NGOs of Kyrgyzstan and author of Kyrgyzstan Women in Transition, spoke with AWID about how women are playing important roles in, facing persistent challenges amidst and experiencing new setbacks due to this complex transition. >>>