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May 13, 2014
By Trevor Allen Recently, Africa has become a hotbed for homophobic legislation, putting LGBT people and allies at great risk. But a growing number of prominent Africans are breathing fresh air...
May 09, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today applauds the city authorities of Khabarovsk, Russia for approving a human rights lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...
May 09, 2014
By Dawes Cooke The trial of two Ugandans accused of violating the country’s anti-homosexuality laws moved forward this week, marking a critical point in the legal repression of the Ugandan LGBT...
May 09, 2014
Washington D.C. –  In preparation for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship which begins today in Belarus, Human Rights First along with a coalition of human rights groups...
May 06, 2014
Already strained nongovernmental organizations now will likely face further scrutiny under a proposed amendment that would drastically increase the restrictions on groups operating within Uganda....
May 05, 2014
International Human Rights, Inside the Beltway Top News UKRAINE During a hearing on Thursday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will examine Russia’s role in the destabilization of Ukraine....
May 01, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today expressed alarm over Brunei’s adoption of a new penal code provision that calls for death by stoning for individuals convicted of same-sex acts...

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Letter | July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015 President Barack Obama The White House Dear President Obama: I am writing to urge that you make protection of human rights a central feature of your upcoming visit to Kenya....
Report | July 09, 2015
Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT People in Jamaica Executive Summary Human Rights First traveled to Jamaica in March 2015 and interviewed members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...
Infographic | June 30, 2015
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Factsheet | May 20, 2015
The government of Hungary can advance human rights and democracy, and improve relations with the U.S. and Europe, by bringing its 2011 Constitution and Fundamental Laws into compliance with...

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