Africa · East Africa

EATHAN – International Human Rights Day Statement

10th December 2018 Today, December 10th 2018, marks seventy (70) years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Article 1 of the UDHR states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. It is a declaration that speaks volumes about the inalienable,… Continue reading EATHAN – International Human Rights Day Statement

Africa · East Africa · Uganda

New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism [Reuters]

BIG STORY 10 / MAY 10, 2018 / 3:04 AM / A DAY AGO / Alice McCool / 4 MIN READ KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Shawn, a young transgender man, was sitting in a public minibus in the Ugandan capital, when an old schoolmate boarded and started loudly calling him by his former female name, astounding… Continue reading New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism [Reuters]

International

Portugal New Law Allowing Transgender People to Change Legal Gender

Portugal has passed a law that allows transgender people to change their legal gender under a “self determination” system. The new law, which makes Portugal the sixth European country to adopt a “self-ID” gender recognition law, passed through the country’s parliament on Friday by a reported vote of 109-106. It removes a medical diagnosis requirement… Continue reading Portugal New Law Allowing Transgender People to Change Legal Gender

Africa · International

‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa [HRW]

Videos, Report Highlight Issues of Identity, Activism (Beirut, April 16, 2018) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists from Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma, Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) said in a video series issued today,… Continue reading ‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa [HRW]