Rights / Gender
New York, July 13 (JEN): The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community. more
World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights

New York, July 1 (JEN): The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human righ ...

Understanding of LGBT realities ‘non-existent’ in most countries, says UN expert

New York: Policymakers in most parts of the world are taking decisions in the dark when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, an independent UN human rights expert said on W ...

UN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new ‘extreme and unjustified’ penal code

New York: New criminal laws in Brunei that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights norms&rdq ...

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, human rights body expresses concern

Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei is all set to implement a stringent law from next week where people found guilty of practicing homosexual sex and adultery will be punished with death.

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts

New York: People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and o ...

UN rights chief warns of potential ‘witch-hunt’ as Tanzanian official plans to track and arrest LGBT people

New York, The United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, b ...

Violence against the LGBTI community: UN focuses on ‘need to challenge hatred’

New York,: As the United Nations celebrates 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a high-level event on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings of lesbian, gay, ...

India is country in focus in the Mumbai's annual LGBT film fest KASHISH MIQFF

Mumbai: The 9th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival - South Asia's biggest LGBTQ film festival - will screen 140 films from 45 countries with India as the ' ...

Sydney Harbour Bridge hosts first same-sex marriage in Australia

Sydney: Writing their names in history book, Warren Orlandi has married his partner on the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge of Australia, media reports said.