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42% of Iranian LGBTI are victims of sexual violence and rape, new 6Rang report finds

September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
42% of Iranian LGBTI are victims of sexual violence and rape, new 6Rang report finds

62% of Iranian LGBTI experience one or more forms of violence perpetuated by their immediate family; nearly 30% of them experience sexual violence and more than 77% of them physical violence; close to 38% of them are under pressure for forced marriage. London (September 2020) In its report, Hidden Wounds: A Research Report on Violence […]

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6Rang letter to Dutch government regarding its asylum policy for Iranian LGBTQI

February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
6Rang letter to Dutch government regarding its asylum policy for Iranian LGBTQI

Current situation of LGBTQI rights in Iran: from systematic persecution to the imposition of the death penalty Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Ministerie van Justitie & Veiligheid Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal February 2020 Dear Minister and Deputy‐Minister, We write to you in response to the Deputy‐Minister’s letter (19 637, nr. 2508), dated 1 July 2019 and […]

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Canadian Court finds Torontonian Arsham Parsi liable for egregious defamations on anonymous website attacking Iranian world-wide human rights activist Shadi Amin, and orders $25,000 in damages

April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Canadian Court finds Torontonian Arsham Parsi liable for egregious defamations on anonymous website attacking Iranian world-wide human rights activist Shadi Amin, and orders $25,000 in damages

26.April.2018 For three years, Iranian writer and human rights activist Shadi Amin was publicly subjected to a stream of extremely serious derogatory accusations posted on an anonymous website and on Facebook, and sent under false names to third parties such as Amnesty International and the BBC. Ms. Amin had left Iran, where she had been […]

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ILGA World launched its 2019 Annual Report

September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
ILGA World launched its 2019 Annual Report

This exciting report covers ILGA World’s work in advancing equality around the world over the past year by giving an overview of the current impact as well as the future path. Access the full report here: With this report, ILGA World has thanked all of those whose work and commitment has resulted in these great […]

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6Rang contributes to Human Rights Committee review of Iran

August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
6Rang contributes to Human Rights Committee review of Iran

Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by its State parties. In preparation for the list of issues for the 130th session of the Committee, 6Rang has made a written a contribution as an alternative report on the situation […]

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SOGIESC issues in the 44th Human Rights Council session

August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
SOGIESC issues in the 44th Human Rights Council session

The agenda of the Human Rights Council’s 44th session (June – July 2020) included many SOGI[1] issues.   During this session, the Independent Expert on SOGI presented his report on “conversion therapy” as part of an interactive dialogue. 6Rang and many other LGBTI organisations provided input for this publication. These organisations also emphasised how harmful […]

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Pride in Education 2020

June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments
Pride in Education 2020

Educate OUT Prejudice – Usualise LGBT+ content  Live – Global – Virtual  Schools OUT UK and Laila El-Metoui are working on this exciting conference: Pride in Education 2020. These organisers believe this conference is much needed at this particular time with Covid 19 and the ongoing racism and that young LGBT+ people in all their diversity are […]

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NGOs request the renewal of UN Special Rapporteur on Iran

June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
NGOs request the renewal of UN Special Rapporteur on Iran

TO: Member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned Iranian and international human rights organizations, urge your government to support resolution A/HRC/43/L.8 on human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran renewing the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran during the 43rd session […]

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BLACK LIVES MATTER – THE GLOBAL LGBTI COMMUNITY STANDS IN SOLIDARITY

June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
BLACK LIVES MATTER – THE GLOBAL LGBTI COMMUNITY STANDS IN SOLIDARITY

Reposted from ILGA World From every corner of the world, the global LGBTI community comes together at ILGA World to condemn racial injustice and police brutality, and is calling for transformative action to heal societies from discrimination.

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Black and queer solidarity

June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
Black and queer solidarity

Highlighting the connection between #BlackLivesMatter movement, taking over the globe following #GeorgeFloyd’s death, and LGBT rights’ movement is important for us. These movements are both about resisting against different forms of suppression and discrimination. We want to eliminate suppression and discrimination in any form. One of the most prominent figures of the #StonewallUprising was #MarshaPJohnson […]

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187 organisations urge states to protect LGBTI rights affected by COVID-19 pandemic

June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
187 organisations urge states to protect LGBTI rights affected by COVID-19 pandemic

As reported by ILGA World: In line with the call to action signed by 96 human rights experts, organisations working for the protection of the human rights of persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) globally have urged States and stakeholders to ensure that this public health emergency will neither […]

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6Rang urges reassessment of Dutch asylum policy for Iranian LGBTI once again

June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
6Rang urges reassessment of Dutch asylum policy for Iranian LGBTI once again

Once again, 6Rang in collaboration with OutRight International has consulted the Dutch government to reassess its asylum policy and protection status given to Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers. Both our organisations remain deeply concerned about the recent change in the policy of the Netherlands regarding Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers. Based on a 2019 official report, the […]

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