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Human Dignity Trust co-founds new alliance for global equality

06 July 2017

The Human Dignity Trust is among eight UK-based organisations that have joined forces to help secure global LGBT equality.

International activists and human rights campaigners came together

Justice Catherine O'Regan Becomes a Human Dignity Trust Patron

14 March 2017   Human Dignity Trust


The Human Dignity Trust is proud to announce that Justice Catherine (Kate) O'Regan has recently agreed to become a patron of the Trust. She joins an

LexisNexis collaborates with Human Dignity Trust for the first Rule of Law Hackathon 'Hack the Change'

15 November 2016   Human Dignity Trust

Between 11-13 November Human Dignity Trust and LexisNexis, together with sponsors Amazon Web Services, Freshfields, Hogan Lovells and Osborne Clarke organised ‘

Belize scraps law targeting gay men

10 August 2016   Belize

Small Caribbean state sheds colonial legacy law


A law in Belize that disproportionately affects gay men was today ruled unconstitutional by the

One in four countries still make it illegal to be a lesbian, with numbers on the rise

13 May 2016   Human Dignity Trust

It is illegal to be a lesbian in almost a quarter of all the countries in the world, according to a new report

Historic LGBT rights group victory upheld

16 March 2016   Botswana

The Botswanan LGBT rights organisation, The Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO), have had their right to freedom of association upheld at the C

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture confirms that criminalising LGBT people leads to violence and impunity

17 February 2016   United Nations

In a ground-breaking report, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, recognises that the criminalisation of homosexuality, and other discriminatory laws

ASEAN Summit Should Not Sweep Criminalisation of LGBT People Under the Rug

15 February 2016

Today begins the start of the two-day ASEAN summit, hosted by President Obama in California. The summit aims to bring together the leaders of South East Asian membe

The Church of England must distance itself from state-sanctioned LGBT persecution

11 January 2016

 Today demonstrates that the Anglican Church remains bitterly divided on the basis of its position on homosexuality. Howev

Tackling LGBT persecution must be a priority for Commonwealth leaders

26 November 2015


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