sábado, 3 de noviembre de 2012

Hurricane Sandy

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Dear IGLHRC Friends and Family,
From our global headquarters in New York City, I am relieved to report that the staff of the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy swept through the Caribbean and Northeastern United States this week.
IGLHRC’s lower Manhattan office is temporarily closed as a result of flooding, but that hasn't stopped us from working. We are used to crackling phone lines, fleeting internet connections, and dropped Skype calls with our staff in regional offices and with LGBT activists and organizations worldwide. With IGLHRC staff on five continents -- spanning 15 time zones – we’ve been in constant contact throughout the week. Whatever the storm, natural or political, the day-to-day work of IGLHRC continues.
At this strange time, we send our heartfelt condolences to the many who suffered serious losses in parts of New York, New Jersey, Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The devastation of Hurricane Sandy reminds us to think beyond national borders about human suffering wherever it is.
Wherever you are, we’re thinking of you and wishing you safety.
Through sunshine and storm, thank you for helping IGLHRC to advance human rights for everyone, everywhere.
With warmth and solidarity,

Jessica Stern
Executive Director

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), founded in 1990, is a leading international human rights organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We are dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the LGBT human rights movement worldwide to conduct documentation of LGBT human rights violations and by engaging in human rights advocacy with partners around the globe. We work with the United Nations, regional human rights monitoring bodies and civil society partners. IGLHRC holds consultative status at the United Nations as a recognized Non-Governmental Organization representing the concerns and human rights of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people worldwide. For more information about the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission visit:

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