The right of asylum is guaranteed by the rules of Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 and Protocol of 31 January 1967 on the Status of Refugees in compliance with the Treaty on European Union. Nowadays, the whole world is witnessing an “inexorable intensification of violence” in armed conflicts, which has led to the greatest refugee crisis since World War II.
International Support – Human Rights, in collaboration with Ilaria Arbore, is going to open a new help desk in order to provide support for LGBTI refugees from Kenya and other African countries. Ilaria Arbore has attended a Consulting Management Course at Gestalt Institute of Bologna for a year, and a course at the Faculty of Law for 4 years. She will offer her expertise to those who need help. The online service is absolutely free and anonymous.
The association International Support – Human Rights reminds you that it is time to implement a change on immigration policies and on the management of social programs led by NGOs and cooperatives. 2016 was a tumultuous year: the election results and political confrontations, Brexit’s referendum, a nervous global economy, and a series of terrorist attacks influenced migratory movements and countries’ reactions. Obviously, this atmosphere affects all refugees including LGBTIs, sometimes neglected since they are a minority.
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT – HUMAN RIGHTS, LGBTI REFUGEES EVENT IN KENYA, 2017/2018 BOLOGNA, ROME, GENEVA, BRUSSELS
International LGBTI Support is going to organize some events around Europe to promote the protection of the fundamental human rights and support the right of asylum for all people who escape from violence and discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
In the last couple of years, Europe and the European countries have been involved in the fight against discrimination the immigration issues. Our goal is to put the two themes together and show the two sides of the same coin. We can work all together to improve the situation. Our association would like to present the events in some important cities like Bologna, Rome, Geneva and Brussels.
We would like to provide a brief summary of all the initiatives and projects carried out by our association ‘International Support – Human Rights‘ from its foundation in 2014 to 2017, thanks to your help and support too. Our activities officially started out in July 2014, when we organised an event in Rome, with Circolo Mario Mieli to raise awareness on Uganda.
With the judgment of November 5th, the Council finally stopped the old matter of necessary requirements to change sex. It decided the law does not force anyone to the surgery in order to change registry office sex.
It is not an expected result. The Council is making a new advanced edition of 1982’s law as a :”landing place of a cultural and judicial evolution. Its aim is to recognize the right of personal identity, which is part of fundamental rights of man.”
(art. 2 Cost. Art. 8 of ECHR).