Tag: LGBTI

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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Pride in Education 2020

Pride in Education 2020

June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

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

May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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“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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Dutch Labour MPs hold the government accountable for the question of Iranian LGBTI refugees

Dutch Labour MPs hold the government accountable for the question of Iranian LGBTI refugees

February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

6Rang, 24 February 2020: Following media reports on the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ new asylum policy, two Labour members of the Dutch House of Representatives have posed a set of questions on the Dutch government’s official report about Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers, in particular, the misrepresentation and incorrect application of 6Rang research reports. The […]

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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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Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Women in Sport

Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Women in Sport

November 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Iranian women experience different forms of inequality in sports. One of these is the structural barriers that prevent women from equal participation in sports compared to their male counterparts. In Iran, women are deprived of amenities and facilities that their male equivalents enjoy. This lack of independent facilities and safe environments holds women back. For […]

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27 Int’l Organizations Call for Decriminalizing and Demedicalizing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Iran

27 Int’l Organizations Call for Decriminalizing and Demedicalizing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Iran

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Petition to end criminalization and medicalization of sexual orientation and gender identity in Iran Under Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, consensual same-sex sexual relations between adults carry flogging and the death penalty while transgender expressions including cross-dressing may attract a punishment of 74 lashes and a fine. Transexuality is, however, recognized as a Gender Identity Disorder […]

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Demand Justice For Xulhaz, Murdered For Defending LGBTIQ Rights

Demand Justice For Xulhaz, Murdered For Defending LGBTIQ Rights

October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Amnesty International – Xulhaz Mannan was in his apartment with a colleague when men wielding machetes burst in and brutally murdered them. Both men were killed in front of Xulhaz’s 75-year-old mother. Xulhaz was a founder of Bangladesh’s only LGBTQI magazine. A daring venture in a country where same-sex relations are illegal. His attackers are […]

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