Nigerian Campaign Launched to Protect LGBTI and All Human Rights

Posted by Melanie Nathan, December 08, 2014. To acknowledge this year’s world Human Rights Day on December 10th, a group of Nigerian human rights defenders have united for a #FreeAndEqualNaija media drive aimed at giving prominence to the protection of the rights of all Nigerians including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals. Across … More Nigerian Campaign Launched to Protect LGBTI and All Human Rights

Major Court Victory for Zimbabwe Human Rights Defender

By Melanie Nathan, Nov. 23, 2013. On Friday a Zimbabwe Court discharges the case against Abel Chikomo, the executive director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, who had been on trial for allegedly running an “unregistered” organization in contravention of the Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) Act (Chapter 17:15). Magistrate Elijah Makomo, from Harare ‘acquitted’ … More Major Court Victory for Zimbabwe Human Rights Defender

Geneva: LGBTI International Human Rights Defenders Meet Secretary Hillary Clinton

by Melanie Nathan, Dec 11, 09 In Photo (right to left): Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Alice N’kom (Cameroon), Anastasia Danilova (Moldova), Sanja Juras (Croatia), Adrian Jjuuko (Uganda), Sass Sasot (Philippines), Polina Savchenko (Russia), Vladimir Simenko (Lithuania), Arvind Narrain (India), Zoryan Kis (Ukraine), Santiago Eder (Colombia), N’dumie Funda (South Africa), Pouline Kimani (Kenya), and Rev. … More Geneva: LGBTI International Human Rights Defenders Meet Secretary Hillary Clinton