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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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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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COVID-19: The suffering and resilience of LGBT persons must be visible and inform the actions of States

May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19: The suffering and resilience of LGBT persons must be visible and inform the actions of States

Statement by human rights experts on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 17 May 2020 Geneva/Washington D.C./Strasbourg, 14 May 2020 On the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May 2020, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts* call on States and other stakeholders […]

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Tear gassed, beaten and left for dead in no man’s land

March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Tear gassed, beaten and left for dead in no man’s land

6Rang, 19 March 2020: Three Iranian LGBTI refugees are stuck at the border of Greece and Turkey, and are under threat of being killed. Shahrooz, a gay man, Arad, a trans man, and Fariba, Arad’s partner, have been subjected to police violence since the end of February. On 28th  February, 2020, the Turkish authorities opened […]

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“Building alliances to strengthen the movement”: the eighth ILGA Asia conference

March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
“Building alliances to strengthen the movement”: the eighth ILGA Asia conference

Held in August 2019, the eighth ILGA Asia conference welcomed 310 LGBTI activists and allies form 46 countries to Seoul, South Korea. Participants represented ILGA member organisations from all regions as well as 34 ILGA Asia member organisations including 6Rang (Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network). This year’s theme was “Building Alliances to Strengthen the Movement,” […]

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Iran refuses to end the criminalisation and punishment of same-sex sexual conduct

March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Iran refuses to end the criminalisation and punishment of same-sex sexual conduct

6Rang, 12 March 2020: In its replies to the many recommendations received from several countries during the third cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Iran did not accept to end the criminalisation and punishment of persons for consensual same-sex relation or to pose a moratorium on the death penalty imposed on this basis. In its […]

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