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Marianne Møllmann, IGLHRC’s director of programs, Andrés Rivera Duarte, a consultant to IGLHRC on transgender rights in Latin America and to the Chilean National Observatory for Human Rights and Law, and Wilson Castañeda of the Colombian group Caribe Afirmativo spoke out against the widespread and systematic violations of human rights against the transgender population of Latin America, especially discrimination and violence, at a hearing held by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
On Friday, Oct. 31 the United Nations Human Rights Council will examine Iran’s human rights record in a process known as the Universal Periodic Review. Impact Iran, a coalition of human rights organizations, including the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), is working to expose human rights abuses by the Iranian government and hold it accountable.
In the Philippines, the killing of a transgender woman, Jennifer Laude, has ignited calls for justice. Her death became a breaking point for activists who have been pushing for government action to address gender-based violence against women and the LGBT community.
The recognition of basic human rights remains a distant goal for many LGBT individuals throughout much of Africa. Two rights activists from the continent will lay out their perspective on the crisis. Join us for a conversation with Dorothy A'ken'ova and Chester Samba on Wednesday, October 29th.