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Angola Decriminalizes Same-Sex Conduct

25 Jan 2019

Angola Decriminalizes Same-Sex Conduct

By Graeme Reid for Human Rights Watch Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct. Taking things one step further, the ...

LGBTQ+ Grassroots Empowerment in Eastern Africa

08 Jan 2019

LGBTQ+ Grassroots Empowerment in Eastern Africa

Out Right has launched a crowdfunding program called Grassroots Empowerment, where business proposals from LGBT+ refugees are available for seed funding from the All Out community. Business proposals have been collected fr...

United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

22 Nov 2018

United Nations agencies call for ban on virginity testing

Virginity testing — a gynecological examination conducted under the belief that it determines whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse — must end, says UN Human Rights, UN Women and the World Health Organizatio...

SECTION27 Board Appoints New Executive Director

07 Nov 2018

SECTION27 Board Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of SECTION27 is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Umunyana Rugege as the new Executive Director of SECTION27, effective 1 January 2019.  Umunyana currently holds the position of Deputy Director.  Following...

GLOBAL COMPACT FOR REFUGEES: CALL FOR ACTION

23 Oct 2018

GLOBAL COMPACT FOR REFUGEES: CALL FOR ACTION

The draft Global Compact for Refugees, due for a vote in December at the UN, fails to mention the need for sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in refugee settings, including access to skilled birth att...