Davos: UN rights chief stresses leading role of businesses in ending LGBTI discrimination
New York, Jan 27 (JEN): With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's crucial leadership role in ensuring the dignity and equal opportunities of LGBTI employees in the workplace and beyond.
Toronto-based charity helps Chechens LGBT find asylum in Canada
Toronto, Sep 2 (IBNS): A Toronto-based charity, Rainbow Railroad, claimed that they helped 31 out of 35 LGBT from Chechens find asylums in Canada, media reports said.
UN agrees to appoint human rights expert on protection of LGBT
New York, July 2 (Just Earth News): The top human rights body at the United Nations has voted to appoint an independent expert on protection from violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people.
UN rights experts stress need for protection of LGBT people in places of detention
New York, June 24 (Just Earth News):Ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, UN human rights experts highlighted the lack of policies and methods to recognise peopleâ€™s self-identified gender, and the need to carry out proper risk assessments in order to protect LGBTI people from stigmatization and violence in detention.