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.
In 2016, the UN estimated that 14,000 Tajiks were HIV-positive — since then, that number has surely grown.
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.”
The Russian-based organization Stimul offers safe places to live and asylum advocacy for LGBT people fleeing life-threatening situations in homophobic Central Asian countries.
A wave of brutal crackdowns on LGBT communities in the post-Soviet space has exposed civil society’s shortcomings — and destroyed lives.
Three police officers in Tajikistan have been detained for allegedly blackmailing a gay man in order to extort money from him.
Activist groups Voices4 and RUSA LGBT organized the rally.
The International Fellowship of Reconciliation hosted an unprecedented gathering at the United Nations of Interfaith and Spiritual leaders, diplomats and human rights experts in a project called the Ethics of Reciprocity (EOR).
A purge — likely in the form of mass incarcerations — is exactly what human rights organizations are afraid will happen.
Prosecutors in Tajikistan say authorities have drawn up a registry of more than 300 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the Central Asian state, a move purportedly aimed at protecting sexual minorities and halting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.