LGBTI

Rubber bullets, tear gas and arrests as police break up pride protest

Turkish police used excessive force against a small group of LGBTI protestors, after the authorities banned the annual gay pride parade. Read more

Rubber bullets, tear gas and arrests as police break up pride protest

Activists face intimidation in the Dominican Republic

Recently, activists in the Dominican Republic have been subject to harassment and intimidation. Read more

 Activists face intimidation in the Dominican Republic

Refugees and Roma targets of harmful language in Bulgarian media

A new study has found that harmful language was used to describe refugees and the Roma community in a large number of media reports during Bulgaria's recent election. Read more

Refugees and Roma targets of harmful language in Bulgarian media


Offensive and discriminatory language used against minority groups in the Netherlands

In February 2017, Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders launched his election campaign using offensive language about the Moroccan community in the Netherlands. He promised to reduce the number of Moroccans in the country and to ban Muslim immigration and close mosques, should he win in the March parliamentary elections. Read more

Offensive and discriminatory language used against minority groups  in the Netherlands

LGBTI activists continue to face harassment in El Salvador

Activists from the LGBTI community in El Salvador continue to endure hate crimes and harassment. In a public hearing before the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights, LGBTI activists explained the challenges they face in the country. Read more

LGBTI activists continue to face harassment in El Salvador

Rights activists' lives in constant danger

Activists in Honduras have been victims of harassment, judicial and otherwise for their civil society and human rights work. Read more

Rights activists' lives in constant danger

Digital rights organisation forced to censor post on gender-based violence

TEDIC, a not-for-profit organisation that develops civic-related technology and defends digital rights in Paraguay, was censored for publishing information on gender-based violence. Read more

Digital rights organisation forced to censor post on gender-based violence

Civil society targeted with surveillance

Two Salvadoran CSOs, FUSADES and FUNDE, were the victims of espionage from unknown sources. Read more

Civil society targeted with surveillance

Attacks against outspoken activists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 14th February, members of the civic group, the Association for Social Research and Communication (UDIK), were verbally and physically attacked by unknown assailants near the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Read more

Attacks against outspoken activists in Bosnia and Herzegovina