LGBTI

Conditions for investigative journalism show no sign of improvement in Serbia

In October, Serbian authorities announced plans that could ban thousands of users from using the social media network, Facebook if found posting homophobic abuse. Read more

Conditions for investigative journalism show no sign of improvement in Serbia

Thousands march against abortion and same sex marriage in Malawi

On 6th December, protest marches against the same sex marriage and legalised abortion took place across Malawi. Read more

Thousands march against abortion and same sex marriage in Malawi

People arrested for insulting Tanzania's president

A lecturer at a Tanzanian university was arrested for insulting the country's president John Magufuli. Read more

People arrested for insulting Tanzania's president

Another journalist attacked as Macedonia prepares for elections

As previously covered in the CIVICUS Monitor, the conditions for journalists in Macedonia have been difficult throughout 2016, and look set to worsen in the run up to the county's elections in December. Read more

Another journalist attacked as Macedonia prepares for elections

South Africa rescues reputation as human rights champion in SOGI vote

Prior to a UN Vote, South African authorities were criticised for an unclear stance on LGBTI issues in international fora. Read more

South Africa rescues reputation as human rights champion in SOGI vote

Secret transgender pageant emblematic of LGBTI intolerance in Indonesia

Although a transgender pageant proved a rallying call for LGBTI people, it had to take place in total secrecy to defy the nationwide clampdown against sexual minorities. Read more

Secret transgender pageant emblematic of LGBTI intolerance in Indonesia

Attacks on LGBTI people continue in Georgia

A transgender woman was brutally attacked by two men as civil society calls on the government to protect LGBTI people in Georgia. Read more

Attacks on LGBTI people continue in Georgia

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

Four members of Mara Salvatrucha were sentenced to 20 years in prison due to their participation in the murder of Nicolás Humberto García, an indigenous community radio journalist. Read more

Four gang members convicted of assassinating journalist

Setback for same-sex marriage in Romania

The recent mobilisation by a conservative umbrella grouping of CSOs, closely affiliated to the Romanian Orthodox Church called The Coalition for Family, has raised 3 million signatures in support of a change to the Romanian Constitution which restricts the definition of family to heterosexual couples. Read more

Setback for same-sex marriage in Romania

Government and churches appeal pro-LGBT ruling

The government and churches are appealing against a high court ruling in August, which gave a boost to the LGBT community in Belize by removing the crime of sodomy from the statute books. Read more

Government and churches appeal pro-LGBT ruling