ILGA Launches 2019 State Sponsored Homophobia Report

On 20 March, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) launched the 13th editionof its flagship publication, State-Sponsored Homophobia, authored by Lucas Ramón Mendos. This publication compiles data on laws that affect people on the basis of their sexual orientation - a fundamental resource for researchers, civil society organisations, governments and the general public. They are a powerful tool in the struggle for a more just and inclusive society. In reading this year's report it is clear that much need to be done to further and protect LGBTI equality and human rights in all corners of the globe to include the United States of America, with Africa and

Hostile Host Countries further the Persecution of LGBTI Refugees in Africa

A Critical frontier for Human Rights Advocacy – the subject of 2 Articles in global press- Harpers and Mamba-Online – elucidating a critical mess for LGBTQI refugees! This week two articles have been written by accomplished journalists at two different corners of the world, reflecting on the stories of refugees attempting to avail themselves of the refugee system as a means to protection from the persecution they have suffered based on their sexual orientation. Both cases, one about an asylum seeker in South Africa and the other a Kenyan in Uganda, reveal a tedious, inept and broken system for LGBTQI asylum seekers and refugees, certainly on the continent of Africa, a cesspool for persecuti

African HRC Condolences and Condemns the Hate that Caused the Christchurch Mosque Attacks

From African HRC we extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those slaughtered while in worship at Christchurch, and to the Muslim community in New Zealand and around the world. There is nothing more insidious than having one's life taken so viciously in one's place of prayer, where one expects the freedom to worship in safety and without fear. This is terrorism. This attack was clearly the result of the emboldening of white supremacy through calls for white nationalism. It is no secret that the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has introduced anti-Muslim policy with a barrage of ongoing rhetoric, that underpins the increasing hate against Muslims here in

Liberian Immigrants Sue U.S. President Donald Trump

BOSTON, MA –The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Lawyers for Civil Rights jointly filed a lawsuit today challenging President Donald Trump’s termination of humanitarian protection and relief for immigrants from Liberia. The lawsuit, the first of its kind in the country, was filed on behalf of African Communities Together (ACT), the UndocuBlack Network, and fifteen affected individuals, including Liberians raising U.S. citizen children. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The lawsuit challenges President Trump’s March 27, 2018 decision to terminate Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED), a life-saving immigration program, marsha

African HRC Condolences to UNHCR and for all so tragically taken in the Ethiopian Airlines Tragedy

African Human Rights Coalition extends deep condolences to the families, friends, organizations, countries and communities of all those who lost their lives in the tragic Ethiopian Airline ET 302 which crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa to Nairobi this week. The humanitarian and aid communities have been particularly hard hit by this tragedy. The lives of those so tragically taken must be remembered not only for what they did, their selfless commitments to causes, their work, their contributions to society, but also for their lives as parents, daughters, sons, siblings, family members and friends. While mourning their loss, we echo the sentiment of UN High Commissioner for Re

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