VULNERABILITY AMPLIFIED: THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON LGBTIQ PEOPLE

In this pioneering report, “Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ people”, OutRight Action International documents the effects of the pandemic on LGBTIQ people. While the COVID-19 pandemic leaves no country and no individual unaffected, drawing on almost 60 rapid research interviews conducted with LGBTIQ people in 38 countries from all regions of the world, the report overwhelmingly shows that the challenges faced by LGBTIQ people as a result of the virus and surrounding containment measures are specific and amplified compared to the broader population. We know from past emergencies not only that those more vulnerable become more...

[BBC] Coronavirus: Transgender people ‘extremely vulnerable’ during lockdown

By Megha Mohan Gender and identity correspondent 29 April 2020 International transgender rights groups are warning global coronavirus lockdown restrictions have led to trans people being denied healthcare. Many have had surgeries delayed, and some are struggling to access hormone therapy and counselling services.Gender reassignment surgeries have been delayed globally as a result of coronavirus – with elective procedures stopped to expand capacity for intensive care because of the pandemic.Although hormone treatments are still available to many in the West, trans-rights groups in East Africa warn that may not be the case for transgender people in other continents.“Transgender people are...

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, indisputable and universal nature of human rights for all. It is in recognition of the fact that all of us are to be treated with dignity. Unfortunately, in some parts of the world, some human beings continue to be deprived of their human rights. Majority of African lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

African Intersex Movement – Africa’s regional intersex network – established

Published on Jul 3, 2019 Between the 17th and 19th of June 2019, 21 Intersex activists representing several African countries got together for a regional Intersex activist meeting in Kenya. While there, they founded African Intersex Movement, a new network led by African Intersex activists with the aim of sharing information, skills and resources. In recalling the 2017 statement as our guide, We the African Intersex activists wish to announce that we have collectively launched African Intersex Movement, a network led by African Intersex activists with the aim of sharing information, skills and resources. We exist to amplify the voices of African...

African Trans Network – ATN – Statement

Created for Change, Capacity Strengthening and Movement Support. We are powerful when we stand together . African Trans Network Interim Governing Body Established: 1 February 2020 | Nairobi, Kenya Trans and gender diverse persons speaking for themselves, united as a collective, generating knowledge and advocating for inclusion at continental level had not happened effectively. This has rapidly changed over the last decade. There has been a vast growth of trans-specific organising that has led to strong regional movements on the continent with agendas focusing on health, legal & policy reform, movement building, and data collection & research. At a convening...