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While the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Law raises the minimum marriage age to 18—a positive move to combat child marriage—it also promotes a policy of exclusion against LGBTI Malawians that would likely translate into discrimination in education, housing, jobs and elsewhere.
IGLHRC has written to officials in South Korea to express concern with two recent conversion therapy seminars conducted by anti-LGBT hate organizations on the premises of South Korean government buildings.
The new law enshrines the right to gender identity recognition, introduces anti-discrimination measures, and mandates a right to “bodily autonomy and physical integrity”—among the first of its kind.
Indonesia’s central body of Islamic clerics, Majlis Ulema Indonesia (MUI) issued a fatwa (religious edict) on March 4 that calls for whipping and even the death penalty for men or women engaged in same-sex relations.