Tag: LGBTI Rights

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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SOGIESC issues in the 44th Human Rights Council session

SOGIESC issues in the 44th Human Rights Council session

August 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The agenda of the Human Rights Council’s 44th session (June – July 2020) included many SOGI[1] issues.   During this session, the Independent Expert on SOGI presented his report on “conversion therapy” as part of an interactive dialogue. 6Rang and many other LGBTI organisations provided input for this publication. These organisations also emphasised how harmful […]

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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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187 organisations urge states to protect LGBTI rights affected by COVID-19 pandemic

187 organisations urge states to protect LGBTI rights affected by COVID-19 pandemic

June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

As reported by ILGA World: In line with the call to action signed by 96 human rights experts, organisations working for the protection of the human rights of persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) globally have urged States and stakeholders to ensure that this public health emergency will neither […]

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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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“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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Fighting for the “highest level of protection” for Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers in the Netherlands

Fighting for the “highest level of protection” for Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers in the Netherlands

February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Dutch government has lowered the protection level given to Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers in the Netherlands on the basis of its official report on the situation of Iranian LGBTI persons, dated March 2019. This report, which also refers to 6Rang research among others, claims the overall situation of LGBTI people in Iran has improved. […]

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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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