Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, film maker for social justice for all women, with a focus on the suffering of Muslim Women in Pakistan.       WOMAN of ACTION™       Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy She's the founder of the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, dedicated to preserving Pakistan's history.         Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Urdu:شرمین عبید چنائے; born 1978), is a Pakistani … [Read more...]

‘Homophobic hate crimes on the rise’ – NAVI PILLAY

Homophobic hate crimes on the rise, UN human rights chief warns   Hate crimes against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people are rising around the world, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging governments to do much more to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity.In a video message marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said homophobia … [Read more...]

'Homophobic hate crimes on the rise' – NAVI PILLAY

Homophobic hate crimes on the rise, UN human rights chief warns   Hate crimes against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people are rising around the world, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging governments to do much more to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity.In a video message marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said homophobia … [Read more...]

Hillary Rodham Clinton – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, DC   May 17, 2011   In every part of the world, men and women are persecuted and attacked because of who they are or whom they love. Homophobia, transphobia and the brutal hostility associated with them are often rooted in a lack of understanding of what it actually means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). So to combat this terrible scourge and break … [Read more...]

The International Day Against Homophobia – May 17, 2011

International Day Against Homophobia May 17 marks the 8th International Day Against Homophobia . As a gay man, this day allows me to reflect on the effect of homophobia and the way it intersects with HIV/AIDS. I want to remember that the impact of homophobia can lead to HIV risk-taking behaviors. Homophobia may keep people from getting information about HIV, and it may keep them from getting tested, or seeking the treatment and support services they need. I want to remember David … [Read more...]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to reflect on the lives touched by and lost to HIV/AIDS. In the United States, HIV continues to take its toll on African Americans, who have the highest rates of HIV infection of all races. Blacks make up just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for almost half of those living and dying with HIV and AIDS in this country. There are many complex social and environmental factors that … [Read more...]

BULLYING, a New Perspective

  A Celebration of Women    initially sends our blessings to anyone in our world that is living at the hands of a "Bully".      As a Woman (gender that has been bullied for centuries) , mother of four (teens included), victim of violent crime and more, I want to also send this message to all the teens born to the Women of our World.  With suicide in our communities reaching epidemic levels, we all must Take Action to divide the causes; and not blame only the Bully.  For the health of our own … [Read more...]

UN agency revising policies to protect people fleeing persecution due to Sexuality

    Refugees marked out by their sexual orientation or gender identity face danger, difficulty and discrimination.....      October 2010 – The United Nations refugee agency said today it is revising its policies to protect people fleeing persecution due to their sexual orientation or gender identity, after a survey highlighted the dangers and prejudice faced by lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals and intersex asylum-seekers and refugees. “These risks are significant and should … [Read more...]

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