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Egypt: Crackdown on LGBTQI people and their supporters must stop

06 Oct 2017

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the arrests of people…

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Malaysia: Drop Criminal Charges against Human Rights Defender Siti Kasim

27 Jun 2017

ARTICLE 19 strongly condemns the criminal charges brought…


Uganda: Media Council bans screening of film for “glorifying homosexuality”

23 May 2017

ARTICLE 19 is concerned by the recent censorship of…

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Letter to PACE on addressing the human rights situation in the North Caucasus

21 Apr 2017

Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council…


Paraguay: Court must consider freedom of speech in gender-based online abuse case

13 Mar 2017

ARTICLE 19 calls on the Juvenile Court of Paraguay…

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Breaking the Silence: Protecting women's freedom of expression online and offline

08 Mar 2017

The most telling measure of the power of women’s…

Legal analysis

Tunisia: Draft Organic Law Related to the Elimination of Violence Against Women

28 Feb 2017

In February 2017, ARTICLE 19 reviewed the Tunisian…

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Egypt: Cease harassing Women's human rights defender Mozn Hassan

21 Jul 2016

ARTICLE 19 joined the Women Human Rights Defenders…

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UNHRC: Over 600 NGOs call for Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

27 Jun 2016

ARTICLE 19 today joined the International Lesbian and…

Country report

Kenya: Women Journalists' Digital Security

01 May 2016

The Internet continues to be an enabling space and…


Myanmar: Imprisoning Than Than Maw worsens gender-based violation of free expression

26 Feb 2016

ARTICLE 19 condemns the extended trial, and illegitimate…

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OSCE: Discrimination against LGBTI Groups must end

29 Sep 2015

Today at the Organisation for Safety and Cooperation…

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UN HRC: Monitoring of Discrimination and Violence against LGBTI People must be improved

30 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 today joined more than 380 organisations calling…

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Country Report: Censored gender

30 Jun 2015

ARTICLE 19 launches its report Women in Myanmar today.…

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Myanmar: Punishment for speaking out is worse for women, new report says

30 Jun 2015

A new report published today finds that those women…

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Brazil: Access to information in combating violence against women

11 Mar 2015

On 8 March, International Women's Day, ARTICLE 19 South…

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See no acid, hear no acid!

31 Oct 2014

This week, we again saw how the Iranian regime favours…

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Acid Attacks, OK! Teenage Water Fights, NOT OK!

24 Oct 2014

This week the brave women of Iran fought back against…

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Skewed realities of human rights in Iran

10 Oct 2014

“God, I can't breathe...”The emotional…

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UN HRC: Support institutional response to tackle discrimination and violence against LGBTI people

24 Sep 2014

ARTICLE 19 today joined the International Lesbian and…

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The Dangers of Loving Sport in Iran

18 Sep 2014

Going past Wembley Stadium on my usual route on the…

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UK: House of Lords Report Advises Restraint on Social Media Offences

29 Jul 2014

Today, the House of Lords Communications Committee…

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Defending the Right to Bodily Integrity for Iranian Women

05 Jul 2014

In recent years there have been continuous debates…

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500 organisations say to UN HRC: “the time has come”

24 Jun 2014

ARTICLE 19 today joined with 500 organisations calling…

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ACHPR: Welcome resolution advancing equality

26 May 2014

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the resolution of the African Commission…

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Speak Up & Speak Out: Protecting Freedom of Expression for LGBT People

17 May 2014

Each year on 17 May, International Day Against Homophobia…

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More than 170 international groups demand protection of LGBT free expression

16 May 2014

On International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia…

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Uganda: Threats to civil and human rights reach crisis point

07 Mar 2014

ARTICLE 19 condemns the continued attacks directed…


European Court of Human Rights: ‘Homosexual Propaganda’ bans violate freedom of expression

06 Mar 2014

On 28 February 2014, ARTICLE 19 and INTERRIGHTS submitted…

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Tunisia: New constitution adopted by consensus

27 Jan 2014

ARTICLE 19 welcomes the adoption of the Tunisian Constitution,…

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Russia: Newspaper targeted under homosexual propaganda ban

13 Nov 2013

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concerned that a Russian newspaper…

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Moldova: Decision to overturn homosexual propaganda ban welcomed

16 Oct 2013

ARTICLE 19 and GENDERDOC-M welcome the decision by…

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European Parliament: How to deal with “hate speech” against LGBTI people

08 Oct 2013

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg, ILGA-Europe,…

Policy brief

Responding to Hate Speech against LGBTI people

08 Oct 2013

In this policy paper, ARTICLE 19 proposes the response…

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Human Rights Council: States Must Reject Traditional Values

11 Sep 2013

ARTICLE 19 calls on the member states of the UN Human…

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Russia: ‘Keep Hope Alive’ campaign launched ahead of G20

28 Aug 2013

ARTICLE 19 has joined together with Russian and International…

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Countdown to the Sochi Olympics – 200 days: Russia targets LGBT visitors

23 Jul 2013

ARTICLE 19 is concerned about the detention and questioning…

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Russia: Sixty LGBT activists arrested as propaganda law is adopted

03 Jul 2013

ARTICLE 19 condemns President Putin’s adoption…

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Council of Europe: Anti-discrimination resolution adopted

28 Jun 2013

Friday 28 June 2013, Strasbourg: ARTICLE 19 welcomes…

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Russia: Federal laws introducing ban of propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships

27 Jun 2013

In this analysis, ARTICLE 19 calls on the Upper Chamber…