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Human Rights Trends

2012 Human Rights Reports TrendsWith the recent release of the State Department’s Human Rights Reports for 2012 (released in April 2013), the Council for Global Equality has compiled information from the reports on nine problematic areas, ranging from police/state violence to transgender and lesbian-specific incidents and cases of reparative therapy. The trends that emerge reveal common patterns of abuse that are targeted against LGBT communities in all regions of the world.  Against this tableau of discrimination and violence, we have also listed some of the positive developments that are highlighted in the reporting this year, recognizing that the global struggle for full equality is nonetheless gaining ground in all regions. Download the compendium here.

Campaign Against Homophobia Issues New Report on Social Situation of LGBT Persons in Poland

Report on Social Situation of LGBT persons in PolandCampaign Against Homophobia has issued a new report on social situation of LGBT persons in Poland. This unique publication shows results of the biggest in Poland quantative research conducted on the group of 14,000 gays, lesbians, bisexuals and trangender persons. The questions pertain to spheres of life such as education, work and family life in the context of discrimination or the influence of non-heterosexual orientation on social functioning.

Download the report here.

United Nations releases report “Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity”

United Nations releases report "Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity"December 15, 2011–The United Nations today released a groundbreaking report, titled simply “Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity,” by the UN’s leading human rights commissioner.  Recognizing that “governments and inter-governmental bodies have often overlooked violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, “ the report was requested by the UN’s Human Rights Council in its first-ever resolution last June condemning acts of violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals.  The resolution was introduced by South Africa, with strong support from the United States and a cross-regional coalition of countries.

Today’s UN report is a groundbreaking new compendium of international law.  It makes clear that criminalizing individuals because of their sexual orientation or gender identity is in fact a fundamental denial of their human rights and human dignity.  So, too, are acts of violence and discrimination.  The report emphasizes that “in all regions, people experience violence and discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  In many cases, even the perception of homosexuality or transgender identity puts people at risk.  Violations include – but are not limited to – killings, rape and physical attacks, torture, arbitrary detention, the denial of rights to assembly, expression and information, and discrimination in employment, health and education.” Continue reading ‘United Nations releases report “Discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity”’

New Report on Gay/Trans Socio-legal Status in Europe

Repost from Hunter of Justice blog

The Council of Europe has issued an extraordinarily thorough report (available on the web here) on the legal and social status of lgbt people across Europe. This will be a foundational document for anyone interested in trans-national studies of sexuality and gender.

The report has two parts: one on legal status and one on social status. The former is a comprehensive compilation covering employment, family law, violence, change of gender and asylum, among other topics. It will be a great reference, but in the end it is essentially a compilation, although with an excellent set of recommendations that can serve as benchmarks. What I found more interesting and impressive was the way that the second aspect of the report weaves in the results of survey and other sociological research to paint a picture of the experience of sexual and gender minorities. Continue reading at Hunter of Justice


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