Archive for October, 2014

ILGA international conference 2014/ The second day

ILGA international conference 2014/ The second day

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The second day of the international conference, ILGA, program has started in 4 halls with the following subjects: Gay, Lesbian, Trans and bisexuals. In these groups everybody could participate with any identity and there were no limitations regarding self-identification. The session of lesbian group was the most populous, the second most crowded was gays group […]

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ILGA and Iranian lesbians and transgenders

ILGA and Iranian lesbians and transgenders

October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 27th international conference of ILGA, international united of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex, is taking place this year in Mexico on October 27-31th, with the main theme “Decolonizing our Bodies”.   ILGA is an international federation established in 1987. It is linked to 1100 organizations from 110 countries, which are active in the […]

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Justice For Iran Delivers UPR-Pre Session Statement

Justice For Iran Delivers UPR-Pre Session Statement

October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 8 October, just days ahead of Iran’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Justice For Iran (JFI) made one of six presentations selected to inform UN delegates from around the world about the situation of human rights in Iran. On October 9, during a UPR Pre-Session event organized by UPR Info, Shadi Amin, the co-founder of JFI and […]

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Universal Periodic Review: JFI will address the medicalisation of sexual orientation and gender identity at UPR Pre-session

Universal Periodic Review: JFI will address the medicalisation of sexual orientation and gender identity at UPR Pre-session

October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

7 October 2014 | Justice for Iran (JFI) highlights urgent concerns in submission to the 20th session of UPR Working Group on Islamic Republic of Iran. On 8 October, just days ahead of Iran’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), JFI will make one of six presentations selected to inform UN delegates from around the world […]

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Upholding human rights

Upholding human rights

October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution condemning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution followed a resolution in 2011 on the same topic, asking the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights to gather and publish information on how best to overcome discrimination and violence. The United […]

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TRANS WOMAN PREVENTED FROM ENTERING THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT: “IF YOU HAVE A BLUE ID, YOU ARE A MAN”

TRANS WOMAN PREVENTED FROM ENTERING THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT: “IF YOU HAVE A BLUE ID, YOU ARE A MAN”

October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

A trans woman was discriminated against September 19, 2014 prior to a press conference to be held by the CHP (Republican People’s Party) MP Aykan Erdemir at the Turkish Grand National Assembly. The woman who wished to attend the meeting concerning LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) rights was asked to go through security checkpoint designated […]

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