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Lesbiennes et droit d'asile: le cas de Vanessa / LESBIANS AND ASYLUM RIGHTS : VANESSA'S CASE - by Habibou Bangré in Têtue - http://www.tetu.com, 01/26/10 : http://www.tetu.com/actualites/international/lesbiennes-et-droit-dasile-le-cas-de-vanessa-16401 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
This document was translated in full by Etienne Kochoyan <br><br>
In Cameroon, Vanessa has experienced the full range of homophobia. Exclusion, discrimination,
insults, beatings... In 2006 she had had enough. She got a visa and ?ed to the Netherlands. "The
destination did not matter! I only wanted to live where I wouldn't have to pay to live" this 31 year
old butch explains. <br><br>
Wrongfully believing that she would never be granted asylum, Vanessa wants to try and make it in
France. Not always obvious. "Often lesbians and gays think that asylum is for the ctiziens of
country in a state of war or to those persecuted on grounds of ethnicity or religion..." Thomas
Fouquet-Lapar from the Association for the avancement of the rights to immigration and residence
of homosexuals and transexuals (Ardhis) explains. <br><br> Au Cameroun, Vanessa* a tout vécu de l'homophobie. L'exclusion, la discrimination, les
arrestations, les insultes, les coups... En 2006, la coupe est pleine. Visa en poche, elle fuit aux Pays-
Bas. «Peu importe où j'allais! Tout ce que je voulais, c'était partir sur une terre où je n'aurais pas à
payer pour vivre!», explique cette butch de 31 ans. <br><br>
Croyant à tort qu'elle n'obtiendra jamais l'asile, Vanessa veut tenter sa chance en France. Pas
toujours un ré?exe. «Souvent, les lesbiennes, comme les gays, pensent que l'asile est réservé aux
citoyens de pays en guerre ou à ceux persécutés en raison de leur ethnie, leur religion... », observe
Thomas Fouquet-Lapar, président de l'Association pour la
reconnaissance des droits des personnes homosexuelles et transsexuelles à l'immigration et au
(PDF - 242 Kb) Document Date: 26 Jan 2010 (Downloads: 148)
Sexual Minorities in Uzbekistan-By IRCSM-12/31/05-www.ein.org.uk/resources/IRCSMUzbek.doc (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Sexual Minorities in Practice in Uzbekistan 14 ..... Despite these clauses, sexual minorities in Uzbekistan face unequal treatment in law and practice
(PDF - 3,569 Kb) Document Date: 31 Dec 2005 (Downloads: 83)
Turkey: Openly Gay Turks Murder an "Honor Killing", Friends Claim-By Edge Boston, MA-07/21/08-http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc2=news&sc3=&id=77737 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Honor killings area often carried out by male relatives to redress perceived slights to family honor; most often, the victims are women, who might be killed on suspicion of adultery, or for having been subjected to earlier episodes of victimization, especially in terms of rape. Even having a conversation with a strange man can be grounds for "reclaiming" the family honor through the killing of an offending female relative, the story in The Independent said.
(PDF - 492 Kb) Document Date: 21 Jul 2008 (Downloads: 128)
UAE Cross-dressing Tourists held in Dubai cradkdowm on indecency-By Guardian.co.uk-07/18/08-http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/18/middleeast.middleeast (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Foreigners visiting the Gulf tourist hub of Dubai have discovered the limits of tolerance after cross-dressing in the city's shopping malls and other public places.<br>On Wednesday police detained 40 "cross-dressing tourists", the Gulf News reported, quoting the local police chief as complaining that transvestites were frequently being spotted.<br>"This is against the UAE's traditions and social values," said General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim. Any man or woman who behaved like the opposite gender in public would be questioned and action would be taken, he added.
(PDF - 51 Kb) Document Date: 18 Jul 2008 (Downloads: 127)
Acción solidaria contra la deportación de Angélica a Colombia / Solidarity Action against deportation of Angelica to Colombia- by www.rojoynegro.info, on 08/11/10: http://www.rojoynegro.info/2004/spip.php?article31178 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
El Secretariado Trans Mundial dice en su web http://trans_esp.ilga.org sobre la situación de las transexuales en Cali :<br>
"El maltrato físico, psicológico y moral sufrido por las mujeres trans en esa ciudad es un gravísimo y constante problema y una violación a sus Derechos Humanos y constitucionales. Derechos violados en este caso : Derecho a la Vida y a la Seguridad Personales. Derecho a No Ser Discriminado. Derecho de Igualdad ante la Ley. Derecho al Remedio Efectivo y Compensación. Derecho a la Protección Judicial."<br><br>
"En Cali, Colombia, la comunidad trans supera el numero de 3.000 mujeres. Además de verse relegadas a la falta de alternativas laborales, la constante discriminación y maltrato y la necesidad de ejercer el trabajo sexual para poder sobrevivir, ahora deben vivir con el temor de ser asesinadas en cualquier momento y en la vía pública. Ya son 13 los homicidios y más de 30 tentativas de homicidios en los últimos dos años que siguen en la impunidad y por eso la comunidad transexual teme la existencia de una banda que busca exterminar a sus integrantes."<br><br>
The Secretariat of Across the World (Trans Mundial) talks on its web page http://trans_esp.liga.org about the situation of transsexuals in Cali:<br><br>
"The physical, psychological and moral mistreatment suffered by the trans women in that city is a grave and constant problem and a violation of their human and constitutional rights. Rights violated in this case: The right to life and personal security. Right to not be discriminated against. The right of equality before the law. The right to effective remedy and compensation. The right to judicial protection."<br><br>
"In Cali, Colombia, the trans community surpasses 3,000 women. Aside from seeing themselves relegated to the lack of alternative work, the constant discrimination and mistreatment and the necessity of practicing sexual work in order to survive, now they have to live with the fear of being murdered at any moment and in the public eye. There have already been 13 homicides and more than 30 attempts at homicides in the last two years which continue to go unpunished and for that reason, the transsexual community fears the existence of a gang which seeks to exterminate its members."
(PDF - 149 Kb) Document Date: 11 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 137)
Antigay Americans are losing the culture war, so they're exporting their hatred to Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria, - By Jeff Sharlet, The Advocare September Issue, 08/11/10: http://www.advocate.com/printArticle.aspx?id=131500 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Antigay Americans are losing the culture war, so they?re exporting
their hatred to Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria ? where their fervor is
so welcome it threatens to sweep the entire continent." <br><br> "Death sentences in Nigeria. Prison terms in Malawi. Violent,
homophobic rhetoric spewed by dictators in Zimbabwe and Gambia.
Perhaps nowhere on earth are gays persecuted more than in Africa ?
ground zero for a culture war waged by U.S. religious and political
leaders. Through the lens of the missionary hotbed that is Uganda,
Jeff Sharlet, author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to
American Democracy, reports on the deadly consequences of
evangelicals? antigay exports."
(PDF - 80 Kb) Document Date: 11 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 112)
Aumentan las denuncias de discriminación a homosexuales en Panamá, según informe / It is reported that there is an increase in the number of complaints regarding homosexual discrimination - Por Agencia EFE (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Panamá, 11 ago (EFE).- Las denuncias de maltrato, abusos y discriminación contra la población homosexual en Panamá aumentaron en el último año, aseguró hoy la Asociación de Hombres y Mujeres Nuevos (AHMNP), que presentó un informe sobre el tema." <br><br> " Por su parte, Bernabé Ruiz, otro activista de la AHMNP, indicó a Efe que, a pesar del incremento que han detectado, aún existe temor a denunciar casos de discriminación por posibles represalias."<br><br>
"Panama, 11 ago (EFE) - Complaints of mistreatment, abuse and discrimination against the gay population in Panama increased in the past year, assured the Association of New Men & Women (AHNMP), which presented its report about this topic."<br><br>
"As far as Bernabé Ruiz, another activist from AHMNP, is concerned, he indicated to Efe that in spite of the increase that they have found, there still exists a fear in denouncing cases of discrimination due to possible retaliations."
(PDF - 82 Kb) Document Date: 11 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 83)
Homosexuales panameños denuncian discriminación en instituciones y cortes / Panamanian homosexuals denouce discrimination in institutions and courts- by www.terra.com.mx, on 08/11/10: http://www.terra.com.mx/noticias/articulo/939577/Homosexuales+panamenos+denuncian+discriminacion+en+instituciones+y+cortes.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Una organización defensora de los derechos de los homosexuales denunció este miércoles que en Panamá existe discriminación y homofobia en instituciones públicas y en los tribunales." <br><br> La discriminación hacia homosexuales, lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales 'surge, en algunas ocasiones, de los propios organismos estatales' y tribunales, según el documento entregado a la Defensoría del Pueblo. <br><br> 'Lo más contundente de este último año ha sido la sentencia del Tribunal de la Familia, la Adolescencia y la Niñez, donde tres magistradas fallaron en contra de un caso de adopción de una ciudadana dominicana, alegando que su condición de lesbiana ponía al niño en riesgo social y le quitaron la patria potestad', dijo Beteta."<br><br>
"An organization which defends the rights of homosexuals proclaimed on Wednesday that discrimination and homophobia exist in Panama in public institutions and in the courts."<br><br>
The discrimination towards homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals surges, on some occasions, from the very state organizations and courts, according to the document handed to the Public Defender.<br><br>
"The most blunt of this last year has been the verdict of the Family, Adolescence and Children's Court, where three magistrates ruled against a case of adoption of a Dominican citizen, alleging that her condition as a lesbian put the child at social risk and they took away her parental rights and responsibilities," said Beleta.
(PDF - 82 Kb) Document Date: 11 Aug 2010 (Downloads: 132)
Russia: Member of Krasnoyarsk City Council Proposes a Ban on Homosexuality / ??????? ????????? ??????????? ????????? ????????? ?????????????? - Newslab.ru, 06/03/2010 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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"Krasnoyarsk City Council Member Vladimir Venediktov, in the name of the preservation of morals, proposed to ban [the materials of] sexual minorities and 'exterminate lesbians and gays.'"<b><b>
Venediktov said that he 'represents the straights' and called oh their behalf for the legislature to 'wipe out lesbians and gays.'
(PDF - 54 Kb) Document Date: 3 Jun 2010 (Downloads: 145)
Lamentan crímenes de odio por homofobia en Mexico/ Regretable homophobic hate crimes in Mexico- by www.cronica.com.mx, 05/18/10: http://www.cronica.com.mx/nota.php?id_nota=506990 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Full document translation provided by Pedro Vera, San Francisco CA. <br><br>
"Durante su participación en la "Jornada artística contra la homofobia" en la Cámara de Diputados, retomó los informes de Letra S y de la Comisión Ciudadana Contra Crímenes de Odio por Homofobia que reportan que de 1995 a 2009 ocurrieron 640 crímenes." <br><br> "Morales García indicó que la homofobia, la lesbofobia y la transfobia son formas específicas de odio y exclusión, y el Estado tiene la obligación legal de promover una cultura de la no discriminación y garantizar espacios de seguridad para todas las personas que integran las comunidades LGBTTTI."<br><br>
"During their participation in the 'Artistic conference against homophobia' in the Chamber of Deputies,the reports of Letra S and the Citizens' Committee Against Hate Crimes of Homphobia which reports that between 1995-2009, there were 640 crimes."<br><br>
"Morales Garcia pointed out
that homophobia, lesbophobia and transphobia are specific forms of hate and exclusion, and the Government has a legal obligation of promoting a culture without discrimination and guaranteeing safe places for all people who live in the LGBTTI communities."
(PDF - 106 Kb) Document Date: 18 May 2010 (Downloads: 161)
Maldives 2009 Human Rights Report: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 03/11/09: http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2009/sca/136090.htm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The law prohibits homosexual conduct, and it was considered socially unacceptable. The
punishment for men includes banishment for nine months to one year or 10 to 30 lashes. For
women the punishment is house arrest for nine months to one year. There were no organizations
concerned with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) issues in the country. There have
not been any reports of of?cials complicit in abuses against the LGBT community. There were
no reports of of?cial or societal discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment,
housing, access to education, or health care.
(PDF - 222 Kb) Document Date: 11 Mar 2009 (Downloads: 113)
Maldives:Seven men arrested for engaging in homosexual activity- by www.haveeru.com.mv on 12/09/09: http://www.haveeru.com.mv/english/details/28681/Seven_men_arrested_for_engaging_in_homosexual_activity (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Seven men suspected of engaging in homosexual activity were arrested from North Ari atoll Maalhos last Thursday, the Maldives Police Service has said.
Police said that they had been arrested based on information the Police had received. Each person was arrested separately and all are between the ages of 20 and 50, Police said."
(PDF - 522 Kb) Document Date: 9 Dec 2009 (Downloads: 89)
Sri Lanka: Battling twin Taboos in Sri Lanka-By BBC News- 12/03/03-http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3280983.stm (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The founder of a group to help people affected by Aids in Sri Lanka is battling two stigmas in his home country - of being both openly gay and HIV positive.<br>Samad - not his real name - became HIV positive in the United States, but has since returned home, where he presents workshops on Aids awareness.
(PDF - 221 Kb) Document Date: 3 Dec 2003 (Downloads: 142)
Sri Lanka: The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedi of Sexuality, Robert T. Francoeur, Ph.D., A.C.S., and Raymond J. Noonan, Ph.D., Editors (2004)-http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/ccies/lk.php (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Excerpts<br>6.Homoerotic, Homosexual, and Bisexual Behaviors 978 <br>7.Gender Diversity and Transgender Issues 979
(PDF - 228 Kb) Document Date: 30 Dec 2004 (Downloads: 146)
THE HIV/AIDS SITUATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF THE MALDIVES IN 2006 - Mr Jan W de Lind van Wijngaarden UNICEF consultant, National HIV/AIDS Council (NAC), Ministry of Health of the Maldives and the UN Theme Group on HIV/AIDS - 08/03/06 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Silence and taboos about sexuality <br>
As in many other Islamic and other societies, issues surrounding sexuality,
especially sex work, premarital / youth sexuality and homosexuality are not
openly discussed. Levels of knowledge about reproductive health and about
sexuality are low (UNFPA, personal communication). Many young people are in
the dark about developments going on in their bodies, and can get panicky about
sexual feelings emerging during adolescents. The telephone counselors at the
Youth Health Clinic reported young people calling to them with very basic
questions about reproductive health and sexuality, and the 2004 Reproductive
Health survey also reported gaps in knowledge about these areas.
(PDF - 1,021 Kb) Document Date: 3 Aug 2006 (Downloads: 103)
UNGASS COUNTRY PROGRESS REPORT Maldives January 2008 - December 2009 : data.unaids.org/pub/.../2010/maldives_2010_country_progress_report_en.pdf (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Men who have sex with Men <br>
The JMTR team found little evidence of HIV prevention interventions among men having
sex with men (one NGO has done some informal work in Male, without having funding for
this). In the Maldives, homosexuality is illegal and a strong social taboo and stigma is
associated with it. Despite this, 126 MSM were enrolled in the recent BBS; low condom use
and a high prevalence of Hepatitis were found among them. No civil society organization
exists which deals directly with the issue of HIV prevention among MSM, nor is there any
organization that can (or aims to) represent MSM due to widespread stigma.8
(PDF - 461 Kb) Document Date: 30 Dec 2009 (Downloads: 97)
Is Uganda's Antigay Fervor Spreading? An African Domino Theory, Examined.- by: Katie Paul, Newsweek, 12/18/09: http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/the-human-condition/2009/12/18/is-uganda-s-antigay-fervor-spreading-an-african-domino-theory-examined.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Uganda is the one asserting moral leadership in the region. Domestically, its antigay drive makes for a convenient political ploy; with a war raging in north that the government can?t contain, it's easy to gain popularity points by exploiting the myth of postcolonial attack on African masculinity. But the ploy could have international ramifications. If the law passes in Uganda, Johnson anticipates a domino effect of attempts in other countries throughout the region to tighten their legal codes.
(PDF - 172 Kb) Document Date: 18 Dec 2009 (Downloads: 98)
Namibia: African NGOs Respond to Statement by Namibian Deputy Minister on Gays and Lesbians "Betraying the fight for freedom"-by:International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission,09/13/05:http://www.iglhrc.org/cgi-bin/iowa/article/takeaction/partners/365.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Statement from Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) Relating to: Recent homophobic comments made by Namibia?s Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Theopolina Mushelenga
(PDF - 249 Kb) Document Date: 13 Sep 2005 (Downloads: 98)
Namibia: TRP speaks out against homophobic remarks-by:International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission,08/10/06:http://www.iglhrc.org/cgi-bin/iowa/article/takeaction/partners/286.html (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The Rainbow Project (trp) hereby expresses our dismay at reported remarks made by Swapo Party President and Former President Dr. Sam Nuyoma at the Mandume Primary School in Katutura East Constituency on Saturday 29 July.
(PDF - 92 Kb) Document Date: 10 Aug 2006 (Downloads: 93)
Uganda Bill Gets a Hearing in U.S. Congress-by:dshesgreen,Science Speaks,01/22/10:http://sciencespeaks.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/uganda-bill-gets-a-hearing-in-u-s-congress/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ScienceSpeaksHivTbNews+(Science+Speaks%3A+HIV+%26+TB+News) (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
The debate over Uganda?s Anti-Homosexuality Bill moved to the U.S. Congress today, as HIV experts and gay-rights activists denounced the proposal and urged U.S. leaders?including President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama?to ratchet up pressure on Uganda to drop the draconian measure.
(PDF - 246 Kb) Document Date: 22 Jan 2010 (Downloads: 97)