Uganda gays celebrate court victory

ays in Uganda celebrated today, after courts ruled in their favor in a case against a newspaper which called on people to hang them. In October 2010, Rolling Stone newspaper had boldly called for gays to be hanged in one of their headlines. “Hang Them,” the headline read. The ensuing story showed photos of ...more ⇒

Afghan women speak out on abuse from behind mask

“I had so many dreams for my life, but when I saw him, they just disappeared.” Saraya spoke softly, her hunched-over body and nervously twisting hands testimony to all she says she has had to endure. “I told my father I didn’t want to marry him: ‘why are you doing this to ...more ⇒

Web attacks target human rights sites

Human rights groups and campaigners are being hit hard by huge web attacks launched by those opposed to their views, finds research. Many web-based campaigning groups are being knocked offline for weeks by the attacks, it found. The researchers expect the tempo of attacks to increase as the tools and techniques become ...more ⇒

Libya: Two men arrested for “indecent acts”

Tripoli’s police arrested two men for “involving in indecent acts”. The men were a twenty nine and a thirty six years old cab driver who were caught in the cab. The police report said that the younger man dressed like a “girl”, called himself Jumana, and was wearing make-up. It reported that the cab driver ...more ⇒

UN Secretary-General Calls for End to Discrimination and Violence Against LGBT People at Milestone Event

In an unprecedented public appearance in support of global LGBT rights, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice appeared on a panel condemning violence against LGBT and the continued criminalization of gay people in more than 70 countries worldwide. In his impassioned ...more ⇒