martes, 21 de agosto de 2012


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jessica sternJessica SternActing Executive Directordamian ugwuDamian Ugwu Regional Program Coordinator, Africapaula ettelbrickPaula Ettelbrick Fellows & Interns Fund

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African Activism Advancing

While there has been significant progress on LGBT rights globally, backlash against the increasing visibility and growing strength of African LGBT communities has led to persistent violence and discrimination. LGBT Africans endure discrimination in housing, education, employment and even the family. Too often, they also face arbitrary arrest, detention, and even death. …Read More »

MALAWI: Decriminalization in Progress

malawi protestsThe human rights situation in Malawi had deteriorated significantly. Activists seized upon this opportunity to talk about the policing of free speech in the classroom, the targeting of journalists, the killing of unarmed peaceful protestors, and the incarceration of at least one LGBT couple for their partnership. …Read More »

UGANDA: A Look at an IGLHRC Fellow, Val Kalende, Human Rights Defender

val kalendeVal Kalende is a survivor, a leader, and an inspiration. She helped launch Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), the only lesbian organization in Uganda, and is in the leadership of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a coalition of LGBT groups. …Read More »

CAMEROON: Threat of Violence Against LGBT Community on the Rise

cameroon flagIn recent months, there has been an escalating risk of violence against the LGBT community and human rights defenders in Cameroon. An attack came during a gathering to mark this year's International Day Against Homophobia celebrations in Yaoundé. The gathering was a part of a week of events with the goal of providing a forum where young LGBT artists cousld "pass along a positive message to the community." …Read More »

LIBERIA: Working to Prevent Anti-LGBT Legislation

liberia protestsWhen egregious anti-LGBT legislation was proposed, IGLHRC supported a convening of 30 Liberian activists to develop an immediate strategy to safeguard LGBT Liberians. …Read the Blog »

ZIMBABWE: Shadow Report

zimbabwe shadow reportLesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) people living in Zimbabwe are confronted by systemic discrimination on a daily basis by the patriarchal hegemony that prevails within communities and primarily instituted by the State. With IGLHRC's support, two lesbian activists from GALZ traveled to the UN in January 2012. …Read More »

SOUTH AFRICA: Are You a Boy or a Girl?

trans health conferenceThe age-old question never saw the light of day at the Trans Health and Advocacy Conference, organized by Gender Dynamix and sponsored by IGLHRC. …Read More »
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