Rights / Gender
LGBT
New York, Nov 21 (JEN): The top United Nations human rights official on Thursday criticized a recent amendment to the criminal code of The Gambia that creates a broad and vague offence of “aggravated homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment, and expressed alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of individuals perceived to be homosexual in the country. more
Ban says world must press ahead on equal rights for LGBT community

New York, Sept 26 (JEN) Bringing homophobia and transphobia to an end is “a great human rights cause,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday, adding that the fight again ...

Annulment of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law hailed by UN officials

New York, Aug 2 (JEN): United Nations officials have welcomed the decision of the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, hailing it as a victory ...

UN widens its same-sex marriage policy to include all legally-married staff

New York, July 9 (JEN): The United Nations is changing how it categorizes staff personal status, allowing more same-sex couples access to the same benefits enjoyed by their heterosexual coun ...

UN goes Bollywood to promote LGBT rights

New York, May 1 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office launched in Mumbai on Wednesday the latest phase of its global fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style video called ‘T ...

UN condemns Uganda on inciting hatred against gays

New York, Feb 28 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office said on Thursday that the publication by a Ugandan newspaper of the names and photos of people it claims are homosexual violate ...

Ban urges Uganda to repeal anti-homosexuality law

New York, Feb 26 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Ugandan authorities to revise or repeal the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, one day after he s ...

Ban deplores new anti-homosexuality law in Uganda

New York, Feb 25 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay have spoken out against the anti-homosexuality law sign ...

UNAIDS deplores Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill

New York, Feb 19 (JEN): The United Nations agency leading the global HIV/AIDS response warned on Tuesday that the signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda would have “serious ...

Nigeria: Ban concerned over new anti-homosexuality law

New York, Jan 16 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday spoke out about a new anti-homosexuality law in Nigeria, saying he feared it may fuel prejudice and violence, ...