United Nations Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination, Chilean Víctor Madrigal-Borloz, has criticised Brunei's anti-gay laws despite an assurance from Brunei's sultan that a moratorium on capital punishment will also extend to sharia laws that include stoning to death for gay sex and adultery.
Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences is looking for submissions on mistreatment during reproductive health care and childbirth.
A major Global LGBTI Internet Survey has just been launched and aims to give a voice to the community around the world
“We also note that watering down will certainly not be good for survivors of sexual violence who are most in need of it.”
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The US successfully used the threat of its veto power on the UN Security Council to demand significant changes to a resolution on sexual violence.
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Dr. Denis Mukwege is Nobel Peace laureate and the founder of Panzi Hospital and Foundation. Nadia Murad is Nobel Peace laureate and president of Nadia’s Initiative.
Gay rights activist Numan Afifi, formerly the press officer to Youth and Sports Minister, Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman has been called up by the police over a speech made at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva
Brunei said new laws imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery were designed more for “prevention than to punish” in response to the United Nations’ condemnation of the measures.
Queer community is still unheard in the society and needs champions and leaders to receive their fundamental rights of expression. Keshav Suri and Zainab Patel have unequivocally stood up for the rights of the LGBT community and during the session discussed about the fear of the unknown and violence against the community.
The latest incident stems from reported threats against Lilit Martirosian, a transgender woman who spoke during an April 5 parliamentary hearing on human rights attended by lawmakers, government officials, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations.