Perú: SECRETARIA DE ILTGALAC PRESENTA DENUNCIA AL DEFENSOR DEL PUEBLO. (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Raíz Diversidad Sexual (22 de agosto de 2005) Con fecha 15 de Agosto de 2005, Belissa Andía secretaria de ILTGALAC (Asociación Internacional de Lesbianas, Trans y Gays de AmÃ©rica Latina y el Caribe), con el apoyo de la Agrupación Claveles Rojos y seis de las víctimas de la agresiones de los cuerpos municipales de seguridad, presentaron una carta al Dr. Walter Albán Peralta (Defensor del Pueblo); en la cual le hacen saber sobre las permanentes golpizas y agresiones que el Serenazgo de Lima (Cuerpo Municipal de Seguridad) realiza cotidianamente contra la población travesti, las mismas que vienen acompaÃ±adas de actos ilegales como la retenciÃ3n en unidades no policiales, el robo de celulares y dinero; ademÃ¡s del traslado forzado de las detenidas a zonas alejadas de Lima donde las dejan a merced de los delincuentes.
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Press Release: Gay Activist is discriminated against in gymnasium- MOHL (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
[HIV related article] El pasado martes 11 de febrero a las 7:30 p.m. el responsable de comunicaciones del Movimiento Homosexual de Lima (MHOL), Cristhian Manuel Olivera Fuentes, fue expulsado del gimnasio Model Gym por habar hecho declaraciones públicas en medios de comunicación (canales 4 y 5) sobre los homosexuales y las Fuerzas Armadas. [Original Spanish article included]
(PDF - 104 Kb) Document Date: 14 Apr 2003 (Downloads: 701)
Reporte Anual Sobre Derechos Humanos de LGBT en Perú: 2004 Raiz Diversidad Sexual (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Anual Report on LGBT Human Rights by Raiz Diversidad Sexual- Peru 2004
(PDF - 472 Kb) Document Date: 1 Feb 2005 (Downloads: 666)
Asylum in the UK- Colombia Assessment- April 2000 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
UK Home Office- Immigration and Nationality Directorate-<br>
Country Information and Policy Unit
(PDF - 402 Kb) Document Date: 1 Apr 2000 (Downloads: 560)
Asylum in the UK- Colombia Country Assessment- April 2002 UK (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Country Information and Policy Unit<br>
EXCERPT: only pages 1 and 2 as well as
(PDF - 201 Kb) Document Date: 1 Apr 2002 (Downloads: 700)
Colombia: Mujer Contra Mujer-Woman against Woman- Semana.com 6/22/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Many images would make you think that lesbians have come out of the closet. But the reality shows that it is an invisible phenomenon"<br>
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Colombia: Women living with HIV or AIDs continue to be excluded within HIV/AIDS organizations (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Exclusion of groups which have historically been excluded<br>
Equal rights do not imply the same for all people, but according to their needs and in some instances requires prompting or assistance in order to make sure these rights are indeed granted.<br>
Affirmative actions recognize the historical disadvantage experienced by some population groups and provides them with legal advantages in order for them, over time, to effectively be granted equal rights.<br>
There are many excluded groups, including indigenous populations, the population of afro descendents, people who are mentally or physically impaired, sexual orientations and gender identities (gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered), among others
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Colombia: Women's Self Respect vs. The barrel of the Gun- John Ludwick 01/03/04 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"But while punishing some sex workers, the AUC paras pressure other young women from poor neighbourhoods to exchange sex for money, or in some cases rape them. Also targeted in this campaign of "social cleansingâ" are homosexuals, alongside criminals and drug users."
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Gay Times- UK Lesbian and Gay Colombia (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"Whilst Colombia is a typical "macho" Latin American country recent years have seen the development of a small gay scene as well as significant improvements in gay and lesbian rights including efforts to give gays and lesbians partnership rights as well as protection from discrimination."
(PDF - 103 Kb) Document Date: 19 Jul 2005 (Downloads: 750)
ILGA- Worl Legal Survey- Colombia- Update 7/31/00 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Background Information, government attitudes, country situation
(PDF - 357 Kb) Document Date: 31 Jul 2000 (Downloads: 680)
Canada: Toronto Oasis of Tolerance- AI-Paul Gallenat, The Toronto Star 6/16/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Granted Colombia case 2003/Canada<br>
Camacho can deal with strange looks during weekend trips. In Colombia, where he's from, openly displaying the lesbian and gay symbol wouldn't be an option at all.
Camacho made headlines there in 2003 when a judge granted permanent resident status to Maartman, who is Canadian, based on their two-year-old relationship. But the victory rang hollow when Camacho and Maartman found themselves harassed, insulted, assaulted and even held at gunpoint because of their gay activism.
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Colombia Caught in a struggle for power-Laurie Goering Tribune Foreign Correspondent 5/27/01 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Colombia Update: June 22-June 30, 2002- CPTnet (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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Colombia: Fear of Persecution Drives Gay Man to Evade Deportation- Maria Jimenez 5/4/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
A Toronto man's same-sex partner who is facing deportation to Colombia has gone into hiding out of fear he will be killed in his homeland for his role as a gay-rights activist.
Juan Camacho, 32, has already been shot at by unknown assailants in the Colombian city of Cali in February, 2004, and he and his Toronto partner, Einar Maartman, were subjected to "harassment, mockery and persecution" when they lived in Colombia, according to documents submitted in Mr. Camacho's immigration case.
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Colombia: Los travestis y propietarios de hoteles tambien son intimidados-9/29/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
Travestites and proprietors of hotels are also intimidated- Article in Spanish about a flier that was distributed in Pereira, Colombia. A group identified in the flier as Urban Cleansing Group- Cazano, threatens the owners of hotels and motel-like installations. In part the fliers says : "we do not want to see 'Faggots or prostitutes at the doors of your establishments nor any of you helping them."
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Colombia: Ninth March of GLBT Citizens: Being Different is the Norm- Liliana Guarín- Planta Paz (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
On Sunday, July 3rd, lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people will march to the Plaza de Bolivar, to make Bogotá recognize homosexual people as political and social subjects who have human rights. This year the march is speaking out "against all forms of violence" and has the support of the mayor's office of Bogotá, which has offered significant resources with respect to logistics, security and publicity, among other aspects of the march.
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Colombia: Sexual Control and Coercion- AI Action Alert 2002 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
All sides in the 40-year internal armed conflict in Colombia ? the security forces, army-backed paramilitaries and armed groups ? exploit gender stereotypes and commit sexual crimes. Paramilitaries and the FARC in particular have persecuted and abused individuals because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or suspected infection with HIV. <br><br>
Armed groups often perceive homosexuality as a transgression of traditional moral values. Sex workers, lesbians and bisexual women have been persecuted and killed as a result. Homophobic violence is fuelled by the impunity that its perpetrators enjoy, in the knowledge that such crimes are rarely investigated.
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Comunicado a la Opinion Publica-Announcement to Public Opinion- EL OTRO- Medellin Colombia (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The "EL OTRO" corporation through its lawyer/adviser communicates to all those who fight for human rights, especially the LGBT sector, that in the past days it has taken legal action against the Metropolitan Police and the Secretary of the Municipal Government based on the following facts:"
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Denuncia del CPDH-Report from the CPDH- Pereira, Colombia- 09/29/05 (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
"The Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights in Risaralda-Pereira,Colombia"<br>
"The CPDH in Risaralda, reports to the national and international communty and our sister organizations, the grave situation of persecution against the lives of tranvestite women and men who practice sex work in the central zone of the city of Pereira based on the following facts:"
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Domincan Republic 2 HIV [96-99] (Sexual Minorities & HIV Status)
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