UK Gender Newswire Archive
06-08-2007 09:35In other words, “Women had to pick up the pieces” because the men were either mentally or physically damaged by the war, with the situation being exasperated by the “drastically worsened economic situation, as victims of the pauperisation of Iraqi society.”
30-07-2007 09:48Saeed Mortazavi, General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Tehran in an interview on the television program Kooleh Poshty from channel 3 of the Islamic Republic of Iran's TV network has promised a crack-down on un-islamic dress and behaviours, especially singling out queers.
23-07-2007 17:01A press release explaining the decision of Brighton Quakers to join in brighton Pride celebrations in 2007.
13-07-2007 10:21The following short article is from the Red Pepper website (www.redpepper.org.uk), and was linked from the end of the article '5 Fingers Beat 16000 G8 Cops: Are we winning again?' by Ben Trott
Hi my name is Jack Monday Ikegwu, I am opening this profile to raise awareness to help fight the criminalisation of homosexuals in Nigeria. Please read my story.
Firstly the less than efficient al-Quaida wannabe bombers planted two ‘devices’ on the route of the march two days before. This could have led the Police to cancel the procession or a least reroute it through a less glamorous part of town. Then there was the rain that tipped down by the bucket full from beginning to end. Fortunately the LGBT community and their supporters are not so easily put off proving yet again that by comparison heterosexuals just don’t know how to party.
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05-07-2007 00:20Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is an independent charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. We work with asylum seekers and migrants, in removal centres and prisons, to secure their release from detention.
In response to recent parliamentary questions the UK government made out the that the support that BID provided to women and children in Yarl's Wood amounted to adequate provision for legal advice on navigating the UK asylum and detention system.
The volunteers of BID totally reject this mis-representation of their work, read on understand what's really going on in detenion centres in the UK today.
01-07-2007 12:01Marchers carrying banners with the word 'queer' displayed on them were forbidden from displaying them at yesterday's Gay Pride event in London
01-07-2007 01:47Members of an organization set up to fight for justice for women abducted and murdered in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, and lawyers working with them, have been threatened and harassed, apparently because of their work.
26-06-2007 15:39Gay lobby group Stonewall today released a 24 page report which clearly shows the extent of homophobic bullying and attacks within UK schools.
26-06-2007 10:41Gay Iraqi human rights activist reveals that for most Iraqis, life is now worse than it was under Saddam.
17-06-2007 17:08This night of discussion in solidarity with women and workers in Iran is being organised as part of Ideas for Freedom, the weekend of socialist debate and discussion organised by Workers' Liberty.
14-06-2007 20:592 welsh women turn their lens towards the environment.
11-06-2007 21:03I'm launching a Swansea based campaign aimed at raising awareness of the plight of qweer/LGBT persons in Poland, Russian and Eastern Europe. I am calling on anyone who has been involved in the grass-roots struggle to speak at our launch invent in September.