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UN has provided a space for LGBT activists to be heard

Kate Sheill, Amnesty International’s Identity-based Discrimination Team Coordinator, blogging from the UN in New York So why all this fuss about a statement in a big meeting? The joint statement will be issued as a formal UN document, but that … Continue reading

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An extraordinary statement of anti-discrimination

Kate Sheill, Amnesty International’s Identity-based Discrimination Team Coordinator, blogging from the UN in New York Over the last hour or so something truly extraordinary happened – approximately 120 countries associated themselves with statements to the UN General Assembly for the … Continue reading

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Countdown to delivery of statement against discrimination at UN

Kate Sheill, Amnesty International’s Identity-based Discrimination Team Coordinator, blogging from the UN in New York Statement day dawns in New York. We’re not sure quite when it will happen, but in a few hours we will hear an affirmation of … Continue reading

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A huge step forward for LGBT rights

Kate Sheill, Amnesty International’s Identity-based Discrimination Team Coordinator, blogging from the UN in New York I’m in New York for the delivery at the UN General Assembly of a joint statement on human rights and sexual orientation and gender identity. … Continue reading

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