Nigeria

Pro-Family Nations and NGOs Celebrate 25th International Day of Families

UN member states and civil society gathered at UN headquarters to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Year of the Family during an event titled “It Takes a Family” on May 15, the International Day of Families.

Anti-LGBTQ Criminalization & the Catholic Church: A Chronology

Despite clear indications that criminalizing a person because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression violates Church teaching, responses from Catholics to anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses have been a mixed bag of both support for and opposition to punitive laws.

Human Rights Watch Country Profiles: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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.

US: Will the nation’s third-largest church split up over LGBT debate? Leaders try to reach an answer.

In recent years, the deep division over sexuality in the United Methodist Church has led many in the church to use a word they hadn’t heard since their European history classes: “schism.”

Nigeria: Defending Human Rights, Protecting against Violence, Preventing HIV/AIDS

Policymakers, donors, and implementers must place greater emphasis on the integration of services to prevent and mitigate the effects of violence into health programming and to create an enabling environment for key populations to access healthcare services and reduce their vulnerabilities to human rights violations, and therefore their risk of contracting HIV.