Statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on International Transgender Day of Visibility WASHINGTON – Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today released the following statement in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility: “Protecting civil rights was one of the founding purposes of the Justice Department over 150 years ago. Today, that remains central to our mission. On this International Transgender Day of Visibility, the Justice Department is committed
Today, March 31, is International Transgender Day of Visibility and this is the day African Human Rights Coalition (African HRC), the only Global LGBTQI organization dedicated to advocacy and humanitarian services for LGBTQI people forcibly displaced in and from African countries, celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility, by honoring the courage of transgender and non-binary people in Africa and around the world. In doing so it is important to raise awareness ab
By Melanie Nathan, March 30, 2022 JUST END IT PRESIDENT BIDEN WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN! NOW! If the Biden administration does not immediately LIFT TITLE 42 - then it is clearly turning its back on LGBTQI asylum, seekers and all the others waiting at our borders since TRUMP instituted the policy. If BIDEN can make an exception for Ukrainians and Russians - and yet still continues TITLE 42 at the same time he will mark himself as one who props up the very white supremacist pol
WILL TRANSGENDER PEOPLE BECOME FORCIBLY DISPLACED IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY? As of March 2022, 15 states have restricted access to gender-affirming care or are currently considering laws that would do so. The bills carry severe penalties for health care providers, and sometimes families, who provide or seek out gender-affirming care for minors. This study estimates the number of transgender youth at risk of losing access to gender-affirming care under these bills. An estimated 58,
"I find it difficult to watch people being killed for who/ what they are" - she noted, once a refugee herself. African Human rights Coalition mourns the sad loss of Madeleine Albright, the first woman US secretary of state, an icon for freedom, who helped steer Western foreign policy in the aftermath of the Cold War, has died of cancer. She was 84 years old and as a child, a refugee herself. We send condolences to her family, her friends and staff and the American people. M
Rwanda: Wave of Free Speech Prosecutions Free Journalists, Commentators, Opposition Members
African Human Rights Coalition, Posted on March 21, 2022. This week, a Rwandan court affirmed the 7-year sentence of Dieudonné Niyonsenga, a famous YouTuber, for criticizing the government. Human Rights Watch issued a statement noting that “judicial authorities in Rwanda are prosecuting opposition members, journalists, and commentators on the basis of their speech and opinions,” and a
By Melanie Nathan, March 11, 2022 Why does Ukraine hit home for MEDIA when Ethiopia (Eritrea… Tigray Conflict) with the same amount of displaced suffering humans last 2 year got almost ZERO airtime in the USA even after one of the most gut wrenching reports on CNN? I am happy to find some media did pick up on this -
Quoted along with fellow South African Trevor Noah may lend some attention?
“Refugee advocates said they too feel for the Ukrainian people. But say they can’t a
By Melanie Nathan, March 10, 2022. The World Food Program is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization focused on hunger and food security, and the largest provider of school meals. African Human Rights Coalition has led a food ration supplementation program for LGBTQI people in Kakuma Camp, since the onset of the COVID era lockdowns back in March, 2020, as well as emergency food assistance, prior to that. This month
By Melanie Nathan, March 07, 2022. Namibian immigration officials must reconsider their decision to deny residency to the Mexican partner of a gay Namibian man, the Supreme Court ruled today. Same-sex marriages are not recognized in Namibia, but the courts have gradually extended some protections to gay couples married in other countries. Guillermo Delgado had applied for residency in Namibia, where he has lived for more than a decade.
He married Namibian national Phillip Lue
Dear Friends, AHRC is deeply saddened and distressed by Putin’s horrific invasion of Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis it is causing. As of today, hundreds of thousands of people displaced by this senseless war join the over 80 million forcibly displaced people that our world of humanitarian organizations and governments struggle to support and accommodate. The gigantic amount of suffering that we address is with a depth of understanding to recognize that all communities in