Court Upholds Arbitrary, Discriminatory Decision
In what is seen as a first legal victory for LGBTIQ rights in Kazakhstan, the Central Asian country’s Supreme Court has overturned a decision by the Court of Appeal, saying it “committed a substantial and gross violation of the right to self-portrayal under Article 145 of the Civil Code and infringement of the constitutional rights” of a lesbian couple.
“My task is to inspire people to be more open.”
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.
Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.”
From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals
Progress Remains Fragile, Uneven, Says Secretary-General; Assembly President Adds: We Are on Right Path, Should Be Hopeful, Never Complacent
Sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent aspects of someone’s self and should never lead to persecution, stigma and abuse. In the words of the UN, the fight against LGBT discrimination is in fact a ‘development imperative’, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals highlight multiple times the need of ‘leaving no-one behind’.
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.
This report finds that discrimination, homophobia and Russia’s crusade against non-traditional sexual relationships have helped fuel a worrying rise in hostility towards LGBTI human rights groups in parts of the former Soviet Union.
The ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey on Sexual, Gender and Sex Minorities, in partnership with Viacom, Logo and SAGE is a year-on-year survey to gather and assess credible data on public attitudes to particular issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
The rhetoric of regional leaders and their modus operandi show that these events are linked by a discourse on so-called traditional values that situates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as the aberrant ‘other.’