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UN Human Rights Committee Identifies Human Rights Violations Against Persons Based on Sexual Orientation in Malawi
“It is, of course, good to know that our government recognizes that the criminalization of consensual adult same-sex sexual acts is a human rights concern. But the information provided to the Committee is manifestly wrong. Adults engaging in same-sex sexual conduct are being arrested and imprisoned, and several are in prison even as the government denies their very existence.” —Gift Trapence, Executive Director of CEDEP
“Throughout the committee’s dialogue with the Chilean government, it was clear that LGBTI issues are not a fringe concern,” said Marianne Møllmann, Director of Programs at IGLHRC. “Until our rights are fully protected, Chile’s human rights record will remain blemished.”
UN: Ensure Access to Education for Lesbians, Bisexual and Intersex Women and Girls, and Transgender People
The United Nations’ independent expert committee on women’s rights should spell out state obligations to protect lesbians, bisexual and intersex women and girls, and trans people (LBTI people) in education, ILGA and IGLHRC said today.
Announcing the first-ever regional study on violence against LBT people in Asia. Conducted over a two-year period by women’s rights, sexuality rights and gender rights activists based in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka, the report documents the daily violence, exclusion and discrimination that LBT people in Asia experience and is a tool for advocating to end this violence.