The Jamaican Government schizophrenic on human rights ?

Here is an excerpt of what our government refused to support: (CLICK IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF) Sixty-seventh session Third Committee Agenda item 69 (b) – Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia,… Read More The Jamaican Government schizophrenic on human rights ?

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OHCHR: Discriminatory Laws and Practices & Acts of Violence Against Individuals Based on their Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

The United Nations has produced its first ever report on LGBT rights. The UN Human Rights Council requested the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, to prepare the report in a resolution in June of this year. That resolution was led by South Africa and the brave Cameroonian lawyer and LGBT rights defender Alice N’Kom said: “I am… Read More OHCHR: Discriminatory Laws and Practices & Acts of Violence Against Individuals Based on their Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

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International Day for Tolerance

Today is International Day of Tolerance and the focus is on discussions about dealing with issues affecting groups and individuals alike. In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public. This… Read More International Day for Tolerance

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LGBTI Groups Advance Gains with Passage of Fourth Resolution at 41st OAS General Assembly

June 11, 2011   Jermaine Grant represented Guyana’s Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) at the 41st Organisation of American States (OAS) General Assembly that was held on June 5-7, 2011, in San Salvador, El Salvador. SASOD’s participation in this year’s OAS General Assembly served as the fifth year of its advocacy in the Inter-American system for human rights protection of… Read More LGBTI Groups Advance Gains with Passage of Fourth Resolution at 41st OAS General Assembly

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UN Human Rights Resolution on Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation is adopted

Friday June 17, 2011 the United Nations voted 23 in favour 19 against and 3 abstentions to adobt its first ever human rights Resolution including gender diversity and sexual orientation. Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity The Human Rights Council, Recalling the universality, interdependence, indivisibility and interrelatedness of human rights as enshrined in the… Read More UN Human Rights Resolution on Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation is adopted

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Dominica joins 84 nations in signing UN statement defending LGBT people

Dominica joins 84 nations in signing UN statement defending LGBT people   Roseau (TDN)– Lesbian gay bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates are heralding the recent signing of a pro-gay statement by 85 nations including Dominica at a recent seating of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Gay youth at a recent LGBT parade… Read More Dominica joins 84 nations in signing UN statement defending LGBT people

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Motion moved in the City of Geneva for an international coalition of cities against homophobia and transphobia-voted 24.11.2010

For those of us who missed it here is the English Translation to motion that was moved following the adoption by the Municipal Council of the City of Geneva of the motion for the launching of a international coalition of cities against homophobia and transphobia, this group aims at gathering informal support for this initiative.… Read More Motion moved in the City of Geneva for an international coalition of cities against homophobia and transphobia-voted 24.11.2010

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Human Rights Day 2010 – December 10th theme: “Human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.”

December 10th marks the 62nd anniversary of the acceptance by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNHR Site The theme for Human Rights Day 10 December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. Human rights defenders acting against discrimination, often at great personal risk to both themselves… Read More Human Rights Day 2010 – December 10th theme: “Human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.”

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Human Rights Day 2010 – December 10th theme: “Human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.”

December 10th marks the 62nd anniversary of the acceptance by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UNHR Site The theme for Human Rights Day 10 December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. Human rights defenders acting against discrimination, often at great personal risk to both themselves… Read More Human Rights Day 2010 – December 10th theme: “Human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.”

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No Place for Discrimination (Trini Watch)

As we continue to pay close attention to LGBTQI issues and related matters on the sister island of Trinidad the developments there are note worthy. Here is an interesting Editorial from the Trinidad Express Newspaper as appearing in November 8th 2010 edition. Worth reading. Source Last Friday, the people of Trinidad and Tobago celebrated the… Read More No Place for Discrimination (Trini Watch)

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