Posts tagged ‘Human rights’

December 6, 2014

Jason Nathu – Attorney at Law/Tutor , Hugh Wooding Law School.

Aired December 2014 on ieTV, Trinidad,

October 13, 2014

Matthew Sheppard Died Today.

Let’s all honor his life. His parents said it all.  We are all Matthew Shepard.

February 16, 2014

Love is Not for Propaganda

Enough is Enough! Open Your Mouth! Launches a song to accompany the Rainbow Flame project. http://www.rainbow-flame.com/ and buy the song here

February 10, 2014

Colin Robinson of the Coalition Advocating for the Inclusion of Sexual Orientation.

Colin discusses attempts to include sexual orientation and equal rights into constitutional reform plans. Aired February 10, 2014 on ieTV

September 14, 2013

Very Important Message – Coca Cola Stop Sponsoring Hate.

https://vimeo.com/72436591#

Powerful parody of Coke’s TV spot calling on them to pull sponsorship from the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Apparently the video has been removed. Working to find out what happened.

July 27, 2013

Free & Equal from the UN Human Rights Office

A great new initiative from the UN. Follow them at https://www.unfe.org/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/free.equal

October 20, 2012

Shane Bitney Crone – NO FREEDOM UNTIL WE ARE EQUAL

I watched this when it was first uploaded and while I loved the general message even if I didn’t necessarily agree with some things like him and his former partner praying to change. Then, I thought about it and it really is his story and his life. The message is powerful.

October 2, 2012

Born Free and Equal

From the UN:

The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has released a 60-page booklet on sexual orientation and gender identity in international human rights law. The publication, “Born Free and Equal,” sets out the source and scope of State obligations to protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people under international human rights law. Drawing on almost two decades’ worth of UN research, guidance and jurisprudence, the booklet focuses on five core areas where State action is urgently required: protecting people from homophobic violence; preventing torture; decriminalizing homosexuality; prohibiting discrimination; and safeguarding freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.

“The case for extending the same rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) persons as those enjoyed by everyone else is neither radical nor complicated. It rests on two fundamental principles that underpin international human rights law: equality and non-discrimination. The opening words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are unequivocal: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

Nevertheless, deeply embedded homophobic attitudes, often combined with a
lack of adequate legal protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, expose many LGBT people of all ages and in all regions of the world to egregious violations of their human rights. They are discriminated against in the labour market, in schools and in hospitals, and
mistreated and disowned by their own families. On the streets of towns and cities
around the world, they are singled out for physical attack – beaten, sexuallyassaulted, tortured and killed. And in some 76 countries, discriminatory lawscriminalize private, consensual same-sex relationships – exposing individualsto the risk of arrest, prosecution and imprisonment.”
June 27, 2012

Interview with Verna St. Rose Greaves Part 2

Aired June 27th on ieTV, Trinidad.

June 9, 2012

Message from Israel to Russia: We deserve to LOVE in our own way