Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa.
Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities faced by LGBTQ people in the Middle East and North Africa, or Mena, region.
The group's president says the government has tried to shut it down seven times
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.
Association Shams, Tunisia's LGBTQ rights group, won the right to operate in 2016, but this week government filed an appeal of that court decision.
Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.”
Men suspected of sodomy are being subjected to anal examinations and confiscation of phones by police, with more than 70 gay men jailed last year
In 55 countries, including Russia and Lebanon, gay organisations exist, but state authorisation is denied
Tunisia is currently one of more than 70 countries around the world where homosexuality is illegal.
Videos, Report Highlight Issues of Identity, Activism
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.
What has been achieved, what can we expect and how can it be useful?