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IDAHOBIT release: Covid-19 related hate and homophobia must stop

IDAHOBIT release: Covid-19 related hate and homophobia must stop

May 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

To: Mr. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity Mr. Joseph Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Mr. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and […]

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

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

March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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LGBTI pupils and education in Iran

LGBTI pupils and education in Iran

February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Iran, discrimination and exclusion of LGBTI founded in the legal framework also has a prominence in the education sphere. The law in Iran lays the foundation for the human rights abuses against LGBTI people. This legal regime prohibits consensual same-sex conduct and perceived expressions of lesbian, gay, and transgender identity. The Penal Code imposes […]

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

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

February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Broadcasting Forced Confessions: IRIB Must be Stopped

Broadcasting Forced Confessions: IRIB Must be Stopped

January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Iranian and International human rights defenders urge the Council of the European Union to take more restrictive measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) for broadcasting and taking part in the production of forced confessions. TO: The Council of the European Union January 30, 2020 Your Excellencies, The undersigned of this joint letter […]

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Defending LGBT Rights in Iran is more urgent than ever

Defending LGBT Rights in Iran is more urgent than ever

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

6Rang statement for the International Human Rights Day 2019 International Human Rights Day this year is different for us. We approach this day shortly after extended protests in Iran over petrol prices, government corruption, widespread poverty, lack of political and civil liberties, and internet shutdown. The numbers of casualties resulting from the atrocious government crackdown […]

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Adopt Resolution Requiring the Peaceful Protesters’ Release from Detention in Iran

Adopt Resolution Requiring the Peaceful Protesters’ Release from Detention in Iran

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

National, regional and international civil society organisations call on the UN TO: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York Your Excellencies, The undersigned national, regional and international civil society organizations urge your government to support resolution A/C.3/74/L.27, adopted by the General Assembly’s Third Committee on 14 November 2019, when it comes for […]

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More than 10 UN Member States Call on Iran to Decriminalise Consensual Same-Sex Relations

More than 10 UN Member States Call on Iran to Decriminalise Consensual Same-Sex Relations

November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

6Rang, 8 November 2019: during the 34th round of Universal Periodic Review, 11 of the several recommendations made to the Islamic Republic of Iran by UN member states exclusively addressed the rights of sexual minorities. In general, these countries asked Iran to end the criminalisation of consensual same-sex conduct between adults and to end discrimination […]

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UN Secretary-General tables human rights violations against LGBTI in Iran

UN Secretary-General tables human rights violations against LGBTI in Iran

October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

6Rang, 1 October 2019: UN Secretary-General has confirmed the use of “reparative therapy” to “cure” persons of their same-sex attraction or gender non-conformity in his latest report on the situation of human rights in Iran to the General Assembly. Referring to a 6Rang report, António Guterres pointed out that the only other choice put forward […]

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Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 34th Session of the UPR Working Group- 2019

Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 34th Session of the UPR Working Group- 2019

July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Executive Summary 6Rang’s submission focuses on several key issues regarding LGBT rights in Iran and highlights the failure of Iranian authorities to undertake appropriate measures and implement the recommendations from Iran’s previous UPR reviews in 2010 and 2014. Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) remains an extremely hostile and dangerous environment for LGBT individuals and activists. […]

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