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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 said it violates basic human rights and endangers lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country. more
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, ...

UN denounces anti-homosexuality law in Nigeria

New York, Jan 15 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Tuesday voiced her alarm at a “draconian” new law in Nigeria that further criminalizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and t ...

UN urges Uganda to scrap anti-homosexuality bill

New York, Dec 28 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the President of Uganda to refrain from signing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, and urged the countr ...

Human Rights filmfest slams LGBT verdict

Mumbai, Dec 18 (JEN) The recently concluded FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival in Mumbai highlighted several pertinent issues– both concerning international as well as local human ...

LGBT protests anti-gay sex verdict

New Delhi, Dec 15 (JEN): Protests were held across India on Sunday against the verdict of the Supreme Court that once again criminalized homosexuality in the country by holding that Indian P ...

UN dismayed as India criminalizes homosexuality

New York, Dec 13 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Thursday voiced her disappointment at the re-criminalization of consensual same-sex relationships in India, calling it “a ...

UN: Navratilova, Collins decry homophobic violence

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): Tennis legend Martina Navratilova and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jason Collins Tuesday pushed the ball forward on equal rights by adding the ...