Today, on October 29, 2021, the Polish Parliament voted to send a bill which proposes to amend the right to freedom of assembly to ban Pride marches and other events promoting LGBTQI equality for further work in committees. The draft bill stipulates that any event which questions marriage as a relationship between a woman and a man or propagates the extension of marriage to persons of the same sex can not go ahead. The proposal came from a conservative anti-LGBTIQ and anti-ab
AHRC is pleased to announce that food ration supplementing for LGBTQI individuals in Kakuma Camp will resume later in November 2021 and continue monthly for three months. Due to lack of funding we were unable to do a distribution for the month of October, 2021.
From April 2020 when COVID-19 struck and the world was forced into lockdown, AHRC leaped into action. We orchestrated and distributed food and supplies to supplement the UNHCR ration, with organizing partner RefCEA a
NEW CONSERVATORY THEATRE CENTER ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE STAGE ADAPTATION OF HARRISON DAVID RIVERS’ CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED INTERLUDE - FIRST WRITTEN HERE: I am so excited and so honored to be on the Board of NCTC in San Francisco and even more excited that I have tickets in hand, and after 18 months in our COVID corners, ready to take my beloved on our first ever big post COVID-19 NIGHT OUT! Before COVID-19, NCTC provided a platform to AHRC for a series speaking engagements a
San Francisco, CA (October 14, 2021) - Today asylum seekers, advocates, and allies rallied on the steps of San Francisco City Hall demanding an end to Title 42 expulsions and other policies that harm Black people seeking safety in the United States. The groups gathered as part of a National Day of Protest in defense of Black immigrants called by the Haitian Bridge Alliance, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and UndocuBlack Network. Joined by Supervisor Hillary Ronen, commu
As reported by Human Rights Watch: A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a transgender woman to prison for “imitating the opposite sex” online. Such laws violate the rights to free expression, privacy, and nondiscrimination under Kuwait’s constitution and international law. The authorities should immediately release her and quash the conviction. The court on October 3, 2021, sentenced Maha al-Mutairi, 40, to two years in prison and a fine of 1,000 Kuwaiti dinars (USD 3,315) for “mis
The Botswana Court of Appeals held a hearing on reinstating the criminalization of same-sex relations after the state appealed a 2019 ruling by the High Court to decriminalize. A full bench of the High Court of Botswana had ruled unanimously to strike down section 164(a) and (c), and section 167 of the Penal Code inherited from British Colonizers, which widely criminalized LGBTQI people for crimes committed "against the order of nature.” The court of origin ruled that the pr
From Refugee to Nobel Laureate, by Melanie Nathan “An unending exploration driven by intellectual passion is present in all his books, and equally prominent now, in ‘Afterlives’ (2020), as when he began writing as a 21-year-old refugee.” "This is a moment where all attention should be drawn to the accomplishments of this man and his body of work - a must read for all who want to start their journey to decolonization! We all have a hand in how colonization has destroyed - and