Congress Must Investigate Separation & Suffering Caused by Trump

Immigrant Rights Groups: Congress Must Investigate Separation & Suffering Caused by Trump ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ Policy Recent Stories Demonstrate Great Harm to Children on Both Sides of Border Ahead of a congressional hearing today about family separation and the mistreatment of migrant children, a group of immigrant rights organizations working on behalf of asylum seekers released a … More Congress Must Investigate Separation & Suffering Caused by Trump

Harmful Surgery on Intersex Children in the United Sates

Medically Unnecessary Operations Risk Lifelong Suffering (Chicago, July 25, 2017) – Doctors in the United States continue to perform medically unnecessary surgeries that can inflict permanent harm on intersex children, Human Rights Watch and interACT said in a report released today. Despite decades of controversy over the procedures, doctors operate on children’s gonads, internal sex … More Harmful Surgery on Intersex Children in the United Sates

Iraqi cleric urges tolerance toward LGBT people

This report in AL Monitor – Pulse of the Middle East: Human Rights Watch (HRW) has praised Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for publicly advocating a humanitarian stance toward the LGBT community, saying they should not be subjected to violence. Last month, Joe Stork, HRW’s deputy Middle East director, said, “His statement represents an important change … More Iraqi cleric urges tolerance toward LGBT people

London Vigil on 10th Anniversary of Iran Teen Hangings

Stop killing gays – Stop killing kids – The 10th anniversary vigil for boys hanged by Iran | This Sunday London 2-3pm. Never Forget! Posted by Melanie Nathan, July 17, 2015. To mark the tenth anniversary of Iran’s hanging of two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, the Peter Tatchell Foundation and the African LGBTI … More London Vigil on 10th Anniversary of Iran Teen Hangings

Zimbabwe and Mugabe called out by HRW

By Melanie Nathan, September 12, 2013. This open “letter-type” article was addressed to Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe by Human Rights Watch’s Daniel Bekele, the executive director for HRW-Africa Division. We all know that Mugabe incessantly spews anti-gay hate and fosters an extremely homophobic society as a result. We trust that HRW has considered LGBT persons … More Zimbabwe and Mugabe called out by HRW

Russia: Silencing Activists, Journalists ahead of Sochi Games

More reasons to Boycott Sochi as a venue for the Winter Olympic games 2014 – Six Months Before Olympics Launch, Fresh Concerns about Intimidation REPORT by Human Rights Watch: (Aug 07, 2013.) Preparations for the Sochi Games have been plagued with serious human rights abuses and other problems, many of which have only been brought … More Russia: Silencing Activists, Journalists ahead of Sochi Games

UN Watch Calls for Removal of HRW Board member citing Anti-Semitic Remarks

By Melanie Nathan, December 30, 2012. Amongst its many human rights related missions, Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people’s rights, with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues. According to their LGBT mission statement  they “document and expose abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity worldwide – including … More UN Watch Calls for Removal of HRW Board member citing Anti-Semitic Remarks

Publisher issues apology to Peter Tatchell for Scott Long Distortions

Release Posted by Melanie Nathan, NOVEMBER 27, 2012. The UK publisher Routledge has issued a public apology to Peter Tatchell for 20 “misrepresentations and distortions” and “inaccurate allegations” made by the former Human Rights Watch programme director, Scott Long. The full and unreserved apology to Peter Tatchell and the LGBT human rights group OutRage! has … More Publisher issues apology to Peter Tatchell for Scott Long Distortions

Human Rights Watch Reports Ugandan Government’s Increasing Harassment of LGBT NGO’s

BY MELANIE NATHAN, AUGUST 21, 2012. In a report released today, Human Rights watch (HRW) asserts that research and advocacy organizations in Uganda which deal with controversial topics are facing increasing harassment by Uganda’s government. Groups have recently faced forced closure of meetings, threats, harassment, arrest, and punitive bureaucratic interference. The 50-page report, “Curtailing Criticism: … More Human Rights Watch Reports Ugandan Government’s Increasing Harassment of LGBT NGO’s

CAMEROON Sentences Three ‘Effeminate Men’ to Maximum Prison Time

By Melanie Nathan,   Nov 26, 2011, 2.30 AM PST In Africa: Legislation criminalizing homosexuality permits persecution and cases where people are punished simply for the way they look. Africa is bedrock of anti-homosexual sentiment, and heightened criminalization; with Cameroon emerging as the most punitive of the African countries. Same-sex sexual acts are banned under Cameroonian … More CAMEROON Sentences Three ‘Effeminate Men’ to Maximum Prison Time