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Sonia Talarico

LGBTQ+ rights in Afghanistan: forbidden to be “different”

Looking at the history of Afghanistan, the image that emerges is that of a country that is often split and fragmented, devastated by conflicts that have made it politically unstable and in which different systems of law coexist more or less harmoniously, which can refer to sources which are very different from each other. It is in Islam, the official state religion according to what the Constitution states, that the country has often found its unity. If these are the

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Serena Biasia

The origin of the oppression: women’s role in Islam.

Membership in Islam distinguishes approximately 25% of the current global population and is recognized as the state religion in numerous countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Similarly to Christianity, the Islamic faith often entails the subordination of women to men. The patriarchal religious framework takes on varying forms depending on the specific circumstances, leading to behaviors that may discriminate against or oppress women in the different regions where Islam is practiced. Given the recent Iran uprisings against the

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Martina Bossi

UNITED FOR KAKUMA

During last year’s spring, International Support – Human Rights and Large Movements APS decided to join forces and combine their expertise. The goal was to raise awareness of Kenyan LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum-seekers community with a campaign addressed at the general public and the political decision-makers. Partnership and Roles Committed for more than 10 years to the protection of Kenyan LGBTQ+ refugees, International Support – Human Rights is an organization that, starting from 2018 with the help of international partners

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Giuseppe Antonio Mura e Gianmarco Cristaudo

Kakuma’s queer voice: G.’s story

In our previous articles we talked about the conditions of the LGBTQ+ community in Kenya and the human rights violations taking place inside the Kakuma refugee camp. We then took up the testimony of J, the first case in our in-depth look at human rights violations within Kakuma, and the testimony of A, a lesbian female guest at Kakuma. Continuing, then, the investigation that Large Movements APS is conducting together with International Support Human Rights, in this article we will

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Sara Massimi

Uganda: Safe Haven or Dust Under the Rug? We discuss this with Maëlle Noir

We often hear about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as in South Sudan, or the continuing violence and reprisals in the Central African Republic. However, we know very little about the people fleeing these conflicts, the refugees, their conditions, and especially about the plight of women fleeing to save both their lives and their families. This is why today we would like to emphasise a part that is often overlooked in conflict narratives: the people who are

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KAKUMA
Gianmarco Cristaudo

Kakuma’s queer voice: A.’s story

In our previous articles, we discussed the conditions of the LGBTQ+ community in Kenya and the human rights violations taking place inside the Kakuma refugee camp.We then took the testimony of J, the first case in our in-depth look at human rights violations within Kakuma.Continuing, then, the investigation that Large Movements APS is conducting together with International Support Human Rights, in this article we will look at the specific situation of A., the fictitious name of a lesbian woman guest

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Gianmarco Cristaudo e Giuseppe Antonio Mura

Kakuma’s queer voice: J.’s story

In our previous two articles we discussed LGBTQ+ rights in Kenya and the human rights violations taking place insidethe Kakuma refugee camp. Carrying on the investigation that Large Movements APS is conducting together with International Support Human Rights, in this in-depth section we will try to analyze the specific situation of J., the fictitious name of one of Kakuma’s gay guests, with whom we had the opportunity to speak. Like so many others living in Kakuma, J. left his Home Country because of the discrimination he suffered from friendsand family because of his homosexuality. He sought for refuge in neighboring Kenya.                        Hope and a desire for freedom accompanied him along his journey,

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Loujain al-Hathloul

Loujain al-Hathloul is a Saudi women’s rights activist. Her willpower and resilience have led her to make a significant difference in her country, but anything can be said except that this has been an easy journey for her and her fellow women. Loujain was one of the leaders of the Women2drive movement, which began in the 1990s with the goal of gaining the right for women to drive cars. For the past 7 years, Al-Hathloul’s life has been punctuated by

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Martina Bossi

INQUIRY ON THE REFUGEE CAMP OF KAKUMA: Hellish conditions for LGBTQ+ migrants

For this inquiry, we had the opportunity to meet Tobias Pellicciari, Director of International Support – Human Rights “Migration and Asylum Program in Europe”. Tobias has worked for many years in the field of migrants’ and refugees’ reception in Europe, with a special focus on sexual minorities. Thanks to his experience and the interviews that the team of LMPride carried on with some of the victims, in this article we can offer a complete picture of the conditions in which

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Martina Bossi

SOCIAL CONFLICTS NEVER SOOTHED: El Salvador falls into a new wave of violence

Saturday, March 26, 2022 will remain in the memories of Salvadorans as the most violent day in the last twenty years. In just a few hours, 62 homicides were reported nationwide in El Salvador. To deal with the serious emergency, on March 27 the Legislative Assembly approved the Regime of Exception, at the initiative of President Nayib Bukele expressed in the Council of Ministers. This Regime was to last for a period of thirty days but was renewed month by

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