Tag: LGBTI Rights

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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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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More than 10 UN Member States Call on Iran to Decriminalise Consensual Same-Sex Relations

More than 10 UN Member States Call on Iran to Decriminalise Consensual Same-Sex Relations

November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

6Rang, 8 November 2019: during the 34th round of Universal Periodic Review, 11 of the several recommendations made to the Islamic Republic of Iran by UN member states exclusively addressed the rights of sexual minorities. In general, these countries asked Iran to end the criminalisation of consensual same-sex conduct between adults and to end discrimination […]

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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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