Archive for December, 2019

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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Simply put, human rights for us means being able to be ourselves

Simply put, human rights for us means being able to be ourselves

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today is #HumanRightsDay (Dec 10). To commemorate this day, ILGA ASIA asked its co-chairs, Shadi Amin and Candy D Yun, what Human Rights means to them. ILGA Asia also said, “We, ILGA Asia, will not stop raising our voices until LGBTI rights are recognised as universal human rights in the whole Asia region.” “Human rights means to have the right […]

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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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“Sex Change is Forced on Iranians with Same-Sex Desires”, Shadi Amin in an Interview With Swedish Radio

“Sex Change is Forced on Iranians with Same-Sex Desires”, Shadi Amin in an Interview With Swedish Radio

December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here you can listen to Shadi Amin’s interview with Johan Bergendorff (@JBergendorff) of the Swedish Radio. This programme discusses the pain and suffering of the LGBT Iranians because of the sex reassignment system in place in Iran. Among other things, Ms Amin highlights the lack of free and informed consent in sex reassignment surgeries. Most […]

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