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

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

September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

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 contributes to Human Rights Committee review of Iran

6Rang contributes to Human Rights Committee review of Iran

August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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NGOs request the renewal of UN Special Rapporteur on Iran

NGOs request the renewal of UN Special Rapporteur on Iran

June 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

BLACK LIVES MATTER – THE GLOBAL LGBTI COMMUNITY STANDS IN SOLIDARITY

June 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

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

June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

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

March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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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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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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