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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.
IGLHRC today applauded the United Nations’ top human rights body for approving a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, calling it an important step forward toward progress for equality and human rights for LGBT individuals.
IGLHRC, urging the U.N. General Assembly to aggressively confront discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in its 69th session, today released an 8-point “scorecard for action” toward global equality and non-discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.