From the UN

Brunei's anti-gay laws 'deeply concerning' despite stoning backtrack, says UN gender expert

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.

Call for submissions: Mistreatment and violence against women during reproductive health care with a focus on childbirth

Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences is looking for submissions on mistreatment during reproductive health care and childbirth.

Security Council Adopts Resolution Calling upon Belligerents Worldwide to Adopt Concrete Commitments on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict

Members Pass Resolution 2467 (2019) by 13 Votes in Favour, None against, as China, Russian Federation Abstain

Brunei defends gay sex death penalty as more for 'prevention than to punish'

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.

India: Fearing The Unknown- Building An LGBTQ Friendly Culture

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.

UN, EU Express Concerns About Threats Against Armenia's LGBT 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.