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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Repeal Colonial-Era Laws

(Bridgetown, Barbados, March 21, 2018) – Discriminatory laws in Eastern Caribbean countries make lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people targets for discrimination, violence and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report…
Jason (pseudonym), a 40-year-old gay man from Barbados.
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Request to repeal amendment XXXIII to the Constitution and to grant equal rights to same sex couples in relationship legislation

Dear Mr. Jashari, I write to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch. As you may know Human Rights Watch is an independent international non-governmental organization dedicated to defending and promoting fundamental rights, working in over 90 countries around…
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Brussels, 24 July 2013 Dear Commissioners Füle and Malmström, We are writing to call on your immediate response to a recent law severely limiting the freedom of expression in the Republic of Moldova. The law – article 90.1 of the Code of Administrative…
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Investigate, Condemn, Prosecute Assaults

(Berlin) – The Macedonian government should ensure a thorough investigation into the series of anti-LGBTI attacks in June and July 2013, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. The victims included human rights…
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 July 10, 2013 Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski Government of the Republic of Macedonia Blvd. Ilinden No.2 1000 Skopje Republic of Macedonia Dear Prime Minister Gruevski, I write to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch out of concern over several recent…
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Law Should Cover Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

(New York) - The Macedonian government's decision to ignore sexual orientation as a protected category in its draft anti-discrimination law would leave lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people without vital protection, Human Rights Watch…
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Dear Prime Minister, Human Rights Watch writes to you in concern over your government's decision to deny effective protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity in a proposed new anti-discrimination law. As you are aware, Human Rights…
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Government Should Prosecute Violence, Prohibit Discrimination

(New York) - The killing of Ebru Soykan, a prominent transgender human rights activist, on March 10, 2009, shows a continuing climate of violence based on gender identity that authorities should urgently take steps to combat, Human Rights Watch said today…