LGBTI

Civil society elects 13th senator for the first time in Belize's history

In January, Belize's NGO sector elected a 13th Senator to represent civil society in the legislature. Read more

Civil society elects 13th senator for the first time in Belize's history

Outrage at Aliyev's EU visit as activists continue to be persecuted at home

Civil society expressed outrage at the EU's warm welcome for Azerbaijani president Aliyev as human rights abuses continued unabated at home. Read more

Outrage at Aliyev's EU visit as activists continue to be persecuted at home

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