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UN Human Rights Council adopts non-inclusive ‘Protection of the Family’ resolution

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The resolution was tabled by a group of 13 states including China, Egypt, Russia and Uganda. It found support by 26 countries, while 14 countries voted against.
Whereas the resolution does not define ‘family’, the reference to a singular ‘family’ could be used as precedent to oppose rights for same-sex couples, single parents, and other forms of families in future UN negotiations.
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Human rights conference to be hosted at Oslos City Hall during EuroPride 2014

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“It is important to me that Oslo is an inclusive city. We will show this during EuroPride, and all year-round,” says the Mayor of Oslo Fabian Stang.
He and Deputy Mayor Libe Rieber-Mohn are on behalf of the municipality host and organizer of the human rights conference during EuroPride 2014 this summer. The conference is organized in cooperation with LLH Oslo and Akershus, the local… Read the rest


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Helsinki Pride 2014

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June 23, 2014toJune 29, 2014Helsinki Pride – Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Pride 2014
Helsinki Pride is almost here!
Helsinki Pride 2014 invites you to join Finland’s largest cultural and human rights events.
Helsinki Pride is the sexual and gender minorities, the theme of the week, but that is a welcome every one, which is an event of interest. Helsinki Pride organizes an annual HeSeta Association.
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Grants Manager New York

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The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) a 24-year old organization, advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights worldwide.  Based in New York City, the Grants Manager reports to the Director of Development & External Relations and is responsible for grant writing and communication and stewardship between IGLHRC and our institutional funders, including government bureaus, foundations, and corporations. The Grants Manager… Read the rest


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Mission to the Republic of Moldova

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I am very grateful for the chance to visit the Republic of Moldova last week. During my mission, I paid particular attention to the issues raised by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay during her November 2011 mission to the country. My mission coincided with the mid-point between Moldova’s first and second Universal Periodic Reviews. Also, six months ago Moldova was considered by… Read the rest


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Anti Bullying Song We Are One by Craymo for Sochi

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Inspiration (def.) the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.
The Olympic Games, every four years we are inspired, by the strength, camaraderie, compassion, human spirit, the personal triumphs and losses as well as the love of family and country. We are inspired by the athletes who wake up every day of their lives with the determination to be… Read the rest


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Anti Bullying Song We Are One by Craymo for Sochi

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Inspiration (def.) the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions.
The Olympic Games, every four years we are inspired, by the strength, camaraderie, compassion, human spirit, the personal triumphs and losses as well as the love of family and country. We are inspired by the athletes who wake up every day of their lives with the determination to be… Read the rest


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Uganda and Nigeria: European Parliament calls for targeted sanctions over new laws

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In December, Nigeria adopted the ‘Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill’; in January, the President of Uganda promulgated the ‘Anti Homosexuality Act (2014)’. Both laws foresee harsh penalties for people who ‘commit homosexuality’ (up to life imprisonment in Uganda, up to 14 years in Nigeria).
The laws will particularly impact those wishing to go to gay-friendly bars; attend meetings by NGOs protecting human rights; or receive… Read the rest


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Uganda and Nigeria: European Parliament calls for targeted sanctions over new laws

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In December, Nigeria adopted the ‘Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill’; in January, the President of Uganda promulgated the ‘Anti Homosexuality Act (2014)’. Both laws foresee harsh penalties for people who ‘commit homosexuality’ (up to life imprisonment in Uganda, up to 14 years in Nigeria).
The laws will particularly impact those wishing to go to gay-friendly bars; attend meetings by NGOs protecting human rights; or receive… Read the rest


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Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Bill Violates Human Rights

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The bill, passed by the Ugandan Parliament on 20 December, calls for a 14-year jail term for a first conviction and imprisonment for life for the offence of “aggravated homosexuality.”
“I strongly urge the Ugandan authorities to reject the bill and ensure the human rights and dignity of all people in Uganda,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).… Read the rest


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Director of Communications

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The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) a 23-year old organization, advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights worldwide. Based in New York City, the Director of Communications develops, manages and implements a communications program that supports IGLHRC’s mission under the supervision of the Executive Director.
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Director of Communications

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The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) a 23-year old organization, advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights worldwide. Based in New York City, the Director of Communications develops, manages and implements a communications program that supports IGLHRC’s mission under the supervision of the Executive Director.
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Europe: Transgender people face discrimination and inhuman and degrading treatment

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“There are obviously transgender people who would like to access some of the available health treatments, but many others do not. States should not force the choices of transgender people by making legal gender recognition dependent on surgeries, hormone treatment or sterilization,” said Marco Perolini, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination.
“Many transgender people have to overcome enormous difficulties in coming to terms with their identity,… Read the rest


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Nigeria and Uganda adopt harsh anti-LGBT laws in same week

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On Tuesday 17 December, the Senate of Nigeria adopted the ‘Same-sex marriage (prohibition) bill’, criminalising displays of affection, people in a same-sex marriage (including tourists), and anyone arguing in favour of LGBT people’s human rights.
Today, the Ugandan Parliament also adopted the ‘Anti-homosexuality bill’, amplifying the criminalisation of LGBT people.
Both bills now await the presidential assent.
Nigeria’s ‘Same-sex marriage (prohibition) bill’
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European Commission Vice-President boycotts Sochi over minority rights

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Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, has announced that she would not attend the Olympic Games in Russia this winter.
On Monday, she tweeted that she would “certainly not go to Sochi as long as minorities are treated the way they are under the current Russian legislation”.
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Human rights in the world: Parliament’s annual report points to serious abuse for LGBTI people

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Yesterday, the European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report reviews the situation of human rights (including the human rights of LGBTI persons) worldwide, and makes annual recommendations for EU action.
Initially drafted by Eduard Kukan, a Slovak MEP from the EPP group, this year’s annual report was mostly silent on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Croatian marriage referendum: human rights cannot be subjected to majority vote

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ILGA-Europe is deeply disappointed by the result of the referendum of 1st December in Croatia which approved a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman.
The campaign to define marriage as union of a man and a woman was initiated and promoted by the initiative “In the Name of the Family” which opposes any advance towards recognition of… Read the rest


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MEPs regret outcome of referendum banning same-sex marriage

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In yesterday’s referendum, two thirds of voters in Croatia opted to define marriage as ‘matrimony between a man and a woman’ in the Croatian flagconstitution. The outcome will make it harder to open marriage to all couples in the future.
The referendum was held following a citizens’ initiative led by anti-equality organisation ‘In the Name of the Family’. During the past weeks, the Catholic Church… Read the rest


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Greek civil unions law only for heterosexual couples violates European human rights law

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In a judgment in the joint cases of Vallianatos and Mylonas v. Greece and C.S. and others v. Greece delivered today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Greece had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by excluding same-sex couples from a “civil union”, restricted in Greece to heterosexual couples.
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LGBT RIGHTS ASSOCIATE Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking an Associate to provide administrative and clerical assistance to its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (“LGBT”) Rights Program. The position reports to the Director of the LGBT Rights Program. LGBT RIGHTS ASSOCIATE FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY ASSOCIATE (administrative – not legal – position) LGBT Rights Program (New York Office) Application Deadline: October 14, 2013 Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking… Read the rest


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