[Guyana] Our cultural norms reinforce Gender-Based Violence

[Guyana] Our cultural norms reinforce Gender-Based Violence

Tiffany Barry – Stabroek News – Wednesday, 04 December 2013 (originally published 02 Dec) The 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence began on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and ends on December 10, International Human Rights Day. During this period, we raise awareness that […]

When [US] women are the breadwinners and men are the caregivers, how will innovation change?

When [US] women are the breadwinners and men are the caregivers, how will innovation change?

Dominic Basulto – Washington Post – Monday, 01 July 2013 (originally published 25 Jun) We are witnessing a broad-scale reconfiguration of American society based on gender. That means the biggest disruption ahead may not be technological — it could very well be social and cultural. Consider the evidence: a record-breaking number of women are now […]

Displaced LGBTIs face critical & increased danger after leaving home countries

Displaced LGBTIs face critical & increased danger after leaving home countries

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: Refugees and asylum seekers face a host of challenges when crossing borders, but the obstacles are particularly pronounced for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) persons, say experts. According to UNHCR, targeting people based on real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity for persecution, discrimination, and harassment […]

UN Secretary General Ban says LGBT rights must be recognized universally

UN Secretary General Ban says LGBT rights must be recognized universally

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Pledging that “we must right these wrongs,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and declared that religion, culture and tradition can never be a justification for denying them their basic rights. “Governments have a legal duty […]

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Michel Martin – NPR – Tuesday, 11 December 2012 When Andy Marra came out as a transgendered woman, she got lots of support from her adoptive American parents. She wanted to move forward with hormones or surgery, but not until she found her birth family in South Korea. She shared that journey in an essay […]

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

Jessica Arevalo – Huffington Post – 04 June 2012 (originally published 30 May) The civil rights movement in the United States today has an LGBTQ agenda, and it is gaining momentum. On May 9, President Obama declared his support of same-sex marriage and following suit, the NAACP passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a […]

Legal advocates U.S. work to save lives by breaking Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ bill

Legal advocates U.S. work to save lives by breaking Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ bill

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW YORK, U.S.: In a backlash with legislative initiatives in Uganda’s Parliament in what many advocates say is “the denial of human rights” to homosexual minorities in the region, the death penalty has been reinstated in a bill that has been brought back to the table. The provision specifically asks that the […]

What’s the big deal about gender? – Female Identity as Intersex

What’s the big deal about gender? – Female Identity as Intersex

The changing navigation of female identity Correspondent NILANJANA BHOWMICK -WNN Features A U.N. report by Finnish international law professor and United Nations Special Rapporteur, Martin Scheinin, says, “gender is not synonymous with women, and, instead, encompasses the social constructions that underlie how women’s and men’s roles, functions and responsibilities, including in relation to sexual orientation and […]