Hate Crimes against LGBT People in Armenia

Crimes and other incidents motivated by hatred and intolerance are everyday realities in Armenian society. In recent years, PINK Armenia has recorded numerous complaints concerning crimes and other violations motivated by a person’s real or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender […]

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Urgently end violence and discrimination against LGBTI people. UN call to States

United Nations has urged States to take steps to urgently stop discrimination and violence against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people. To protect LGBTI people from violence, torture and ill-treatment UN introduced 4 recommendations for Stateս: Investigating, prosecuting and […]

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Rights of LGBTI persons cannot be subject to compromise in EU’s relations with eastern neighbours

On 15-20 June 2015, LGBTI organizations of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine added voices and presence to the EuroPride events in Riga, the first all-European equality week on the post-Soviet territory. We seized this opportunity to come together and analyse […]

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Armenia is number 3 among unfavorable countries for LGBTI people in Europe

Hostility and discrimination against LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) people remained widespread in Armenia. Hate speech and violence were still pervasive, while the police and the judiciary systematically added to the predicament of victims and prisoners. Homophobic and transphobic […]

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Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

Governments of United Nation’s member countries do not provide sufficient responses concerning UN’s requests about human rights defenders. The responses often are general or evasive and not easy to understand, says the report of Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on […]

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Rainbow Europe: colors indicate what life is like for LGBTI people

“ILGA-Europe’s 2014 edition of its Rainbow Europe package shows that while the human rights of LGBTI people have undoubtedly gained great visibility across Europe, progress in terms of real legal, political and social changes vary considerably from one country to […]

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