[Urgent Appeal] Kyrgyzstan: Assault against participants to an anti-homophobia event organised by Labris -The Observatory

The Observatory: Kyrgyzstan: Assault against participants to an anti-homophobia event organised by Labris URGENT APPEAL – THE OBSERVATORY KGZ 002 / 0515 / OBS 043 Harassment / Assault / Ill-treatment Obstacles to freedom of peaceful assembly Kyrgyzstan May 21, 2015 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International…

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What is the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus?. Vote for this site for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… ASEAN SOGIE Caucus The ASEAN SOGIE Caucus is a network of diverse human rights activists in Southeast Asia that aims for the inclusion of SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression) in the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in…

[Press Release] DFA request for Pemberton custody is pabalat-bunga, lacks weight of a sovereign state – Partido Manggagawa

DFA request for Pemberton custody is pabalat-bunga, lacks weight of a sovereign state – Partido Manggagawa The Partido Manggagawa (PM) viewed the effort of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to request custody of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, prime suspect in the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, as insincere or “pabalat-bunga” since…

[Event] Quezon City LGBT Pride March

Quezon City LGBT Pride March Vote for this article for the 5th HR Pinduteros’ Choice Awards… Rainbow Greeting!! In behalf of the QC Pride March Team (QCPM) with the support of the Quezon City government and the Quezon City Pride Council (QCPC), and in celebration of the 75th Jubilee anniversary of Quezon City, we invite…

[Blog] The Killing of Jennifer is the Central Issue not her sexuality and gender: the VFA as a symbol of National Shame by Jose Mario De Vega

The Killing of Jennifer is the Central Issue not her sexuality and gender: the VFA as a symbol of National Shame by Jose Mario De Vega I refer to Rina Jimenez-David’s “Tangential issues”, At Large, PDI, October 17th with regard to the gruesome and barbaric killing of Jennifer (aka Jeffrey) Laude, “a transgender individual, in…

[Press Release] ASEAN SOGIE Caucus launches regional campaign criticizing declarations on women and children By ASEAN SOGIE Caucus

ASEAN SOGIE Caucus launches regional campaign criticizing declarations on women and children By ASEAN SOGIE Caucus On October 14, a regional network of LGBT rights organizations launched a video in response to the exclusion of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression (SOGIE) from the language of two recently adopted declarations protecting women and children from violence.…

[From the web] A criminal love by Naomi Fontanos

A criminal love. By Naomi Fontanos Philippine Daily Inquirer September 1, 2013 In Europe, adultery is no longer a crime. In the United States, around 30 states have abolished their adultery laws. In October 2012, the United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice issued a joint statement calling on…

[Event] ‘SAGOT MO BA AKO’ Project on the Respect, Protect and Fulfill principle of Human Rights obligations for the May 2013 Mid-Term Philippine Election

‘SAGOT MO BA AKO’ Project on the Respect, Protect and Fulfill principle of Human Rights obligations for the May 2013 Mid-Term Philippine Election Respect – Marapat lamang na kilalanin at irespeto ng lahat, estado at mamamayan, ang mga batayang mga karapatang pantao sa isang lipunang sibil at may antas ng pagpapahalaga sa kapwa tao. Ang…

[Statement] of the ASEAN SOGI Caucus regarding the recent ACSC/APF event in Brunei where certain sectors were prevented to join the civil society event

ASEAN SOGI Caucus: We are ASEAN Statement of the ASEAN SOGI Caucus regarding the recent ACSC/APF event in Brunei where certain sectors were prevented to join the civil society event. We, theASEAN SOGI Caucus[i] are deeplyoutraged and concerned by the decision of the National Organizing Committee(NOC) of Brunei Darussalam‘s to restrict discussions and limit civil…

[From the web] Police Officials On Board with LGBT Sensitization Training From United Nations Human Rights recommendation to concrete action in the Philippines -IGLHRC

Philippines: Police Officials On Board with LGBT Sensitization Training From United Nations Human Rights recommendation to concrete action in the Philippines February 28, 2013 “Human rights are for humans and LGBT persons are not to be excluded from the protection of the police when we apply the rule of law. ” – Police Chief Superintendent…