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Negotiating Public and Legal Spaces: The Emergence of an LGBT Movement in Vietnam Negotiating Public and Legal Spaces: The Emergence of an LGBT Movement in Vietnam

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vietnam

2014, 47 pages

Vietnam’s laws, policies and decrees do not explicitly discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals but their rights are not legally protected and they are socially marginalised. In order to understand how LGBT civil society organisations can affect legal and social change with regard to the laws that regulate sexual norms and unions, this empirical study explores the mobilisation strategies of civil society organisations to hold gay pride events, and collective action to legalise same-sex ceremonies and marriages. The case studies were written in close consultation with Vietnamese LGBT civil society actors and with formally and informally organised groups that are distinct from mass organisations. The interviews are conducted with LGBT activists, national and international policy experts, researchers and development experts.

Landscape Analysis of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex People and Sex Workes in the Democratic Republic of Congo Landscape Analysis of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex People and Sex Workes in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Date added: 09/07/2017
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Congo2017, 58 pages

This study consists of focus group discussions, surveys, and interviews conducted with LGBTI persons and sex workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its author positions personal experiences of LGBTI persons and sex workers in relation to legal framework, political context, and healthcare system in DRC.

 

They hunt us down for fun. Discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait They hunt us down for fun. Discrimination and police violence against transgender women in Kuwait

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Date added: 06/11/2012
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Human Rights Watch Report (2009).

Until 2007 transgender women in Kuwait were able to circulate freely, secure employment, access public health care, and live with minimal interference from police.

That changed when Kuwait’s National Assembly voted to amend the country’s penal code: A previously generic public decency law now stipulated that anyone “imitating the opposite sex in any way” would face one year in prison, a large fine, or both. The amendment did not criminalize any specific behavior or act, but rather physical appearance, the acceptable parameters of which were to be arbitrarily defined by individual police. These provisions have created a sea-change in the lives of Kuwaiti transgender women. Many have since become victims of abuse by police, who often take advantage of the law to harass, sexually assault, and arbitrarily arrest them.

Human Rights Watch urge Kuwait to take immediate steps to investigate allegations of torture, prosecute those responsible, and implement working mechanisms to curb future abuses. In order to comply with its obligations under international law, Kuwait should impose an immediate moratorium on arrests under the amended article 198 and repeal the amendment, which in and of itself is vague and overbroad, failing to define the elements of the crime with any specificity, and as a result has been applied in an arbitrary manner.

Study on violence against LGBTQ individuals in Tunisia Study on violence against LGBTQ individuals in Tunisia

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Date added: 05/31/2018
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Violence Tunesia2018, 71 pages

This report in French, English and Arabic has been carried out by 3 LGBTQ organisations in Tunesia and measures the frequency of violence against LGBTQ individuals, analyses situations of violence and the consequences of these incidents. 300 people have participated in the study.

The report concludes that contrary to media coverage of some cases, violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender is a massive phenomenon and therefore irreducible to inter-individual conflicts.

Uganda report of LGBT Violations 2015 Uganda report of LGBT Violations 2015

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Uganda LGBT violations 20152015, 52 pages

The Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum in Uganda has released this recent report on violations of LGBT violations in Uganda. The report documents 89 cases of violations of rights of persons based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.  Violations in 47 cases were perpetrated by state actors, especially the Uganda Police Force. The report also highlights the influence of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in the violations that occurred in 2014. It reveals increased violation of rights of LGBT people by non state actors - there was increased mob attacks, family rejection, evictions and media outings.

On 23rd July 2015,  the 2015 Uganda report of violations based on gender identity and sexual orientation was launched at Imperial Royale Hotel. The report documented 89 cases of violations of rights of persons based on their gender identity and sexual orientation.  Violations in 47 cases were perpetrated by state actors especially the Uganda Police Force. The report also highlights the influence of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in the violations that occurred in 2014. It reveals increased violation of rights of LGBT people by non state actors- there was increased mob attacks, family rejection, evictions and media outings. - See more at: http://www.hrapf.org/blogs/human-rights-awareness-and-promotion-forum/uganda-report-lgbt-violations-2015-launched#sthash.3jBT72FA.dpuf

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