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03.04.2013

Hungary must retract law that makes homelessness a crime – UN experts

Hungary must retract law that makes homelessness a crime – UN experts

Two United Nations independent experts today urged the Hungarian Government to retract a recently passed amendment that criminalizes homelessness, stressing this will result in discrimination against those without shelter. “Through this amendment, the Hungarian Parliament institutionalizes the criminalization of homelessness and enshrines discrimination against and stigmatization of homeless persons in the… »

05.03.2013

UK: Cardinal’s homosexual confession “undermines the campaign against same-sex marriage”

UK: Cardinal’s homosexual confession “undermines the campaign against same-sex marriage”

With the recent “coming-out” of the UK’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal O’Brien, Peter Tatchell urges him to apologise and repent.  Cardinal O’Brien should apologise to gay community Keith O’Brien urged: Repent your homophobia Estimated 40% of Catholic priests are gay, including top clerics “Cardinal O’Brien’s confession falls… »

01.03.2013

Bolivian parliament approves a law guaranteeing a violence-free life for women

Bolivian parliament approves a law guaranteeing a violence-free life for women

The law proposes that Autonomous Municipal Governments will be able to request competent authorities for the “legal adoption of provisional measures, precautionary measures and measures of immediate protection in defence of the rights of women in situations of violence.” The Bolivian Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday sanctioned the law –… »

21.02.2013

1000 women, 1000 motorbikes, 1000 smiles… committed in solidarity and nonviolence

1000 women, 1000 motorbikes, 1000 smiles… committed in solidarity and nonviolence

The beginning: From the 2nd of October 2009 to the 2nd of January 2010 numerous initiatives took place around the world during the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. In Toulouse, members of the association World without Wars and Violence who enjoy motor-biking had the idea to organise a gathering… »

21.02.2013

Turkey: “Government doesn’t need to search for lesbians in other cultures”

Turkey: “Government doesn’t need to search for lesbians in other cultures”

“The government doesn’t need to go all the way to far away countries in order to find lesbians and lesbian parents. He is welcome to visit us here at the Kaos GL Association, which is barely 1 kilometre away from the Parliament where he works.” Kaos GL reacted strongly to… »

17.02.2013

Please stop, stop now, Mister Piñera the destruction of Mapuche people

Please stop, stop now, Mister Piñera the destruction of Mapuche people

Open letter sent to the President of Chile: “New York, 14th.February  2013 Mr. Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile: We are individuals of different nationalities, cultures, and races. We are religious and nonreligious people,… »

14.02.2013

Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada

Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada

The 89-page report “Those Who Take Us Away” documents both ongoing police failures to protect indigenous women and girls in the north from violence and violent behaviour by police officers against women and girls. Police failures and abuses add to longstanding tensions between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and… »

12.02.2013

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

Opportunity to reform Catholic doctrine on human rights issues By Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation Pope Benedict XVI was notorious for his opposition to equality, especially for women and LGBT people. Will his successor be more sympathetic to gender and sexual orientation human rights?… »

11.02.2013

Arab women’s virtual uprising goes physical

Arab women’s virtual uprising goes physical

By India Stoughton In late 2011 four Arab women, inspired by the success of the Arab Spring demonstrations but horrified by the backlash against the women who had protested side-by-side with men in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Syria, decided to start their own Facebook group. They called it “… »

06.02.2013

UK gay marriage vote: “A victory for love & equality”

UK gay marriage vote: “A victory for love & equality”

Joy for tens of thousands of same-sex couples The culmination of a five-decade struggle for LGBT equality Ban on opposite-sex civil partnerships must also be repealed “This is a resounding, historic victory for love and equality. It has bought joy and hope to tens of thousands of same-sex couples… »

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