“The difficult, convulsive and complex times, summon to compose harmony between thoughts and emotions, are not a good time for despair or even for hope, and they demand from us a lot of prudence and a lot of patience.
The president called for calm and offered dialogue to the different sectors that have raised their voices during the last days to express their demands to the Government.
In the Americas, violence, discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from fully exercising their rights. However, significant progress has also been made towards protecting, recognizing and guaranteeing the rights of LGBTI people in a number of countries in the region.
Teaching and administrative staff must respect the name that any person chooses to be identified, allow the use of the sanitary service that corresponds to the gender with which it defines itself, as well as the dress code.
The undersigned members of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) express profound dismay at the decision of Brunei to fully implement its revised Penal Code.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
“This month we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark the occasion, we have asked Human Rights Watch experts to reflect on some of the key human rights challenges in their area of specialty.”
Of the 22 countries in the Americas that haven’t legalized same sex marriage, only Costa Rica has made any effort to advance toward compliance in the last year.
The president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reiterated her support of marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will have the right to get married by mid-2020, the nation's constitutional court has ruled, a first for socially conservative Central America.
The Costa Rica Supreme Court on Wednesday formally released its ruling that says lawmakers have 18 months to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Twenty-five years after the murder of León Zuleta, the Caribe Afirmativo held a debate between LGBTI and indigenous people around the life experiences of indigenous LGBTI people in Bolivia and Colombia, as well as the necessary articulation of indigenous agendas and sexual diversity.