LGBT

​Outcry Over Ban of LGBT Groups From AIDS Summit

Human rights advocates from major Western nations and organisations are protesting against a United Nations decision to bar 22 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) affiliated groups from taking part in a high-level United Nations AIDS conference next month.
 
Because the 193-member U.N. General Assembly operates by consensus, the countries calling for the ban - Russia, Tanzania and 52 countries in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – are not required to give an explanation.
 

Organisation Demands Legal Recognition

Lambda, the sole Mozambican association defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) people, has protested publicly against the illegal refusal by the Justice Ministry to register it as a bona fide association.

Lambda first submitted its application for legal recognition as an association in 2008 and since it received no reply, it submitted an appeal in August 2013 but there is still no reply.

Mozambique Urged to Recognise LGBT

As gay Americans make headlines fighting for their marital rights, in Mozambique, and many other countries in Africa, the battle looks different and is much quieter.

Danilo Da Silva, executive director of the Mozambican Association for the Defense of Sexual Minorities (LAMBDA), points out that, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is afraid of losing the people they love, of being rejected and being an outcast.

Hivos Southern Africa: Internships

Hivos - Humanist Institute for Cooperation in full, in Dutch: Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, is a Dutch organisation for development co-inspired by humanist values. Hivos provides financial and political support to over 800 partner organisations in over 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and South-Eastern Europe.

Hivos seeks to appoint Interns in for Finance, Administration and Development Studies, based in Sourthern Africa.

Duration: Preferably six months, with a minimum duration of three months.

Hivos Southern Africa: Financial Controller

Hivos - Humanist Institute for Cooperation in full, in Dutch: Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, is a Dutch organisation for development co-inspired by humanist values. Hivos provides financial and political support to over 800 partner organisations in over 30 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and South-Eastern Europe.

Hivos seeks to appoint a full-time Financial Controller, based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

UNHCR Launches ‘Gay Rights’ Campaign

The United Nations’ human rights office is launching its first global outreach campaign to promote more tolerance and greater equality for lesbians, gays, transgender people and bisexuals.
 
Called ‘Free and Equal’, the campaign is an unprecedented effort by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to change public attitudes around the world on issues that have bitterly divided the UN's own member states.
 

IGLHRC: Grants Administrator - Africa

Founded in 1990 and Headquartered in New York, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international human rights organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. IGLHRC’s goal is to build a strong global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights movements.

The IGLHRC seeks to appoint a Grants Administrator for its work in Africa, based in Johannesburg.

This is a half-day contract position.

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