Human Rights Day for all

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On this December 10th, many celebrations take place to mark Human Rights Day, one of the most iconic United Nations’ celebrations. But most of these celebrations will focus on one specific group, and that’s understandable. We all want, and need, to raise awareness of our own cause, and shed light on forgotten, overseen or censored Human Rights abuses, which we ...

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European Union releases analysis of the situation of Trans people in Europe

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Trans persons, or those whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex assigned them at birth, face frequent discrimination, harassment and violence across the European Union (EU) today. This reality triggers fears that persuade many to hide or disguise their true selves. This report examines issues of equal treatment and discrimination on two grounds, namely sexual orientation and ...

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Ending HIV-AIDS: Close the Gap for Young People

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The International Federation of LGBTI Youth organisations, IGLYO, shares insights on why it matters. Original article here     Brussels, December 1st, 2014 – On occasion of World AIDS Day, IGLYO, the International LGBTQ Youth & Student Organisation, call on the European Union, governments, NGOs, health services providers, and activists, to work together to ensure equal access to appropriate healthcare ...

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Young People and HIV – Missing link ?

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The International Planned Parenthood Federation offers interesting insights on this issue, which we republish for World Aids Day Original article here HIV is now the second largest cause of adolescent mortality globally. Here Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, asks why and what can be done to address young people’s needs.   You’re a 15 year old who’s ...

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Bridging December 1st to May 17th: Young people and HIV

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Next IDAHOT-May 17 will put a particular global focus on LGBTI youth. World Aids Day today certainly also provides an important opportunity to draw our attention to the very specific issues that young LGBT experience in the face of HIV. Indeed, many factors increase the vulnerability of young LGBTI people: Direct factors include Lack of information Assumptions from healthcare professionals ...

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IDAHOT 2015 Focus Issue to be LGBTI Youth

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  All young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* & Intersex, LGBTI, people have the right to grow up in safe and welcoming environments, where they can develop their personalities and talents respectfully of their individualities. The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT),  will provide an opportunity to collectively amplify the message that what young people really need to be protected from is homo/trans/bi-phobia. ...

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Global Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals alarming figures

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Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals 226 killings of trans people in the last 12 months In total, since January 2008 the murders of 1,612 trans people have been reported The 16th International Transgender Day of Remembrance is being held on November 20th 2014: Since 1999 the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), on which those trans people who have been victims of ...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance is on November 20th

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On November 20th, the world will be commemorating the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This Day exists since 1998 to honor the many friends from the Trans community who have fallen under transphobic hate crime, and to raise our voice against all forms of Transphobia This Day should be a reminder to all of us, that Trans people bear a disproportionate share ...

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Intersex awareness Day – Morgan Carpenter, from the Organisation Intersex International, shares thoughts

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PEOPLE with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. We face a range of health and human rights issues — and deep-seated stigma — caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should be. On the one hand, this includes medical interventions in infancy and childhood that are explicitly intended to make intersex bodies conform to social norms for a specific sex or ...

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September 23 is Bi Visibility Day ! Join the action

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Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community. Find out more on Bi Visibility Day’s website and join the September 23 Thunderclap   For more information, please visit our specific section in our resource center, where you will find additional ...

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