DEFENDING SEXUAL & GENDER MINORITY RIGHTS IN THE MENA REGION
31 countries demand the end of criminalization of civil society and LGBTIQ+ movement in Egypt!
We, ANKH Association and The Alliance of Queer Egyptian Organizations welcome the joint declaration made under Agenda Item 4, condemning the widespread and systematic human rights violations carried out by the Egyptian government - and we deem this declaration to be the beginning of a long-overdue process to ensure strong and consistent attention of the Council on the human rights crisis in Egypt.
All people have an equal right to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination, and stigma. International human rights law establishes legal obligations on States to ensure that every person, without distinction, can enjoy these rights.
French President Emmanuel Macron should strongly press Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to address human rights violations before his upcoming visit to Paris, particularly to release arbitrarily detained activists and human rights defenders, 17 organizations said today.
On the 20th anniversary of the Queen Boat
On the 20th anniversary of the Queen Boat incident The Egyptian government should stop prosecuting and harassing LGBTIQ+ individuals and make public space for organizations working with LGBTIQ+ people! #20years_cairo52
STOP THE TORTURE OF LGBTQI+ IN MENA REGION
“Middle Eastern and North African countries must prohibit Conversion Therapy as a form of torture and a blatant violation of human rights,” ANKH and 27 civil society groups said today in a joint statement to the United Nation Independent Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and to MENA region countries and health professionals.
Twenty two regional and international organizations send an open letter to the Facebook administration to express concerns about the spread of hate speech against the LGBTIQ+ community in the MENA Region.