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THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF LESBIAN ACTIVIST SARAH HEGAZI

‎First Annual MENA Lesbian and Queer Women’s Pride Day in honor of Sarah Hegazi

International call. For the immediate release of Rania Amdouni, LGBTQI + activist and feminist imprisoned in Tunisia

Today, Monday, March 15th, the Ankh Organization released the "Guide to Protect Yourself and Those You Love from Suicide"

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.

The Queer Opportunities & Challenges on International Women’s Day

ANKH Association, in collaboration with the Barra Al-Soor initiative, invites you to attend and participate in a virtual discussion on Monday, March 8 at 7 o'clock Paris time, 8:00 PM Cairo time.

RIGHTS OF LGBT+ PEOPLE IN THE WORLD: A FIGHT FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

Even today, seventy countries still penalise homosexuality and in eleven of them homosexuality is punishable by death.

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

Guide to Protect Yourself and Those You Love from Suicide for LGBTIQ+

Today, Monday, March 15th, the Ankh Organization released the "Guide to Protect Yourself and Those You Love from Suicide"

STATES BREAK SILENCE TO CONDEMN EGYPT’S ABUSES AT UN RIGHTS BODY

# Egypt: Regional and international human rights organizations welcome the joint declaration issued today by the governments of 31 countries before the United Nations Human Rights Council

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. 

Roundtable on the Health of LGBTQI + Asylum Seekers on Saturday

Indeed, the right to health and access to healthcare is a constant issue for LGBTQI+ people around the world. However, this issue is even more strongly expressed for asylum seekers in France.

​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.

LGBTQ Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Status and Hope.

LGBTQ Rights are fundamental human rights. However, many countries in the Middle East and North Africa have laws on the books criminalizing homosexuality.