Azusa Yamashita is the co-director and editor for Gay Japan News, Japan’s non-commercial LGBTI online news source and advocacy group since 2005. While she works as a full-time university researcher, she has worked to highlight the human rights situation of sexual minorities in Japan through the United Nations human rights mechanisms by submitting NGO input. Azusa was elected alternate co-secretary general of ILGA at the last ILGA world conference in December 2012. An interview by Stephen Barris. >>>
Statements delivered by activists in reaction to the formal adoption of UPR report of the State under review. The 16th Session of the Universal Periodic Review at the Human Rights Council took place from April 22 till till May 3 2013 and the adoption of reports will take place in April and May 2013. >>>
Statements to be delivered by activists in reaction to the formal adoption of UPR report of the State under review. The 15th Session of the Universal Periodic Review at the Human Rights Council took place January 21 - February 1 2013 and the adoption of reports will take place in June 2013, at the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. >>>
Statements to be delivered by activists in reaction to the formal adoption of UPR report of the State under review. The 14th Session of the Universal Periodic Review took place from October 22 to November 2 2012 and the formal adoption of reports will take place from 13 till 15 March 2013, at the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. >>>
In January 2013 the UPR 15th session reviewed Botswana and thirteen other countries. The NGOs’ reports had been sent, as it is compulsory, seven months before the review session. Caine Jason Kaene Youngman, a staunch member of LEGABIBO (Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana), an ILGA member since 2005, attended the session.
Interview by Patricia Curzi. >>>
December 2012: Ms. Alice Mogwe, Executive Director of Ditswhanelo.
Ms. Mogwe was invited by UPR Info to speak at their UPR pre-session on Botswana held on 29 November. Ditswhanelo is one of the organisations which submitted an NGO joint report together with other groups, including the LGBT group LEGABIBO.She explains in the video how this engagement has been useful to advance human rights in Botswana. >>>
Statements delivered by activists in reaction to the formal adoption of UPR report of the State under review. The 13th Session of the Universal Periodic Review at the Human Rights Council took place May 21 - June 4 2012 and the adoption of reports took place from 19 till 21 Setpember 2012, at the 21st session of the Human Rights Council. >>>
The Human Rights Council will hold its 21st session from September 10 to 28th 2012. From 19 till 21 September, those States that underwent the 13th UPR session in June this year will have to formally adopt the report made by the Working group and accept or reject recommendations made. >>>
Yuli Rustinawati, but most of her friends call her Ye, is one of the founders and chairpersons of Arus Pelangi, a national LGBT organization in Indonesia, and one of the national leaders of Forum LGBTIQ Indonesia. She holds a degree in economics and has been a member of the Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI). In 2005, she assisted the ASEAN Network for Free Election as an observer at the parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.
The coalition of NGOs in South Africa led by the Human Rights Institute of South Africa,the Coalition of African Lesbians (CALS) and the Association of Progressive Communication(APC) do hereby congratulates the South African Government on the successful submission of its periodic report at the just concluded UPR process in Geneva >>>
As South Africa prepares to undergo its mandated Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council this Thursday, Human Rights First calls on U.N. Member States, including the United States, to press South Africa to intensify efforts to respond to hate crime and bias-motivated violence. >>>
03/06/2011 | Women's Project Coordinator - ILGA
| SAINT LUCIA
Kenita Placide is the co-executive Director of the organisation from St Lucia ”United and Strong Inc”, created in 2001. She is an activist and advocate for human rights especially of LGBT persons in her country and since 2010 the co-secretary general of CARIFLAGS, the Caribbean regional LGBT network. She has also done advocacy for persons living with HIV as well as participated in programs of HIV prevention. In December 2010 she was elected substitute for the position of ILGA co-secretary general
Interview to Kenita Placide by Patricia Curzi >>>
14/03/2011 | Women's Project Coordinator - ILGA
Anna Kirey is an activist from the former Soviet Union who has been in leadership positions in the LGBTI organisation Labrys based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Anna has also been active with women's organisations and has a keen interest in gender perspective within different social structures. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Interview by Patricia Curzi >>>