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Struggle for justice, protection and equality for all continues

17 May 2019 News

To mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the IUF strongly welcomes both the statement of the ILO and the video produced by UN Free&Equal. Both represent our continued common demand for justice, protection and equality for all. Consistent with IUF policy we fully endorse the content of these publications.

 

IUF EC calls for action on homophobic legislation in Brunei

6 April 2019 News

The IUF Executive Committee (EC) has condemned the introduction of new legislation in Brunei mandating death by stoning for homosexual sex and called for action to pressure the government to repeal the law.

 

IUF welcomes the first UN resolution on rights of intersex persons

30 March 2019 News

On March 22, 2019 the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted without a vote a resolution on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport including women born with variations of sex characteristics.

 

IUF LGBTI Workers and Allies Committee logo

12 March 2019 News

Please find here the IUF LGBTI Workers and Allies Committee logo. We encourage IUF affiliates to download this logo and use it in their union activities around LGBTI workers' rights.

 

Brazil: We will have to fight daily so that they do not take away what we have already won

25 February 2019 News

During the 40th Meeting of the IUF Latin America Region Executive Committee (CEL) held in Buenos Aires on December 7, the trade union leader, Gisele Adão, who is a member of the CEL and an activist in support of LGBTI workers' rights in Brazil, spoke about the growing dangers that LGBTI people have faced since the government of Jair Bolsonaro took office.

Brazil: In the face of various aggressions against LGBTI people, groups are organized

25 February 2019 News

"In just one month following the rise to power of the government of Jair Bolsonaro, we have already realized that the LGBTI community will be one of the most affected in terms of rights," said Gisele Adão, a member of the IUF Latin American Executive Committee. "This is an openly homophobic, racist, chauvinistic, LGBTI-phobic government, and its assumption of power has fueled all kinds of previously veiled prejudices, externalizing and manifesting them in the worst way," said Gisele.

Honduras: recognition of an LGBTI activist

25 February 2019 News

Last year, the IUF Latin American Executive Committee unanimously recognized the work of José Zambrano, a member of the Association for a Better Life of People Infected / Affected by HIV-AIDS in Honduras (Apuvimeh), for his commitment to the struggle for gender equality and the rights of the LGBTI community.

The human rights hypocrisy of The Coca-Cola Company

10 December 2018 News

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that no one's rights are secure unless everyone's rights are secure, and that human rights are indivisible and inseparable.

The LGBTI community has to unite: "We are part of the working class"

21 August 2018 News

A self-defined transvestite woman, Isabelle, 31, is the coordinator of
the Association of Diversity of Limeira (Adlim), Brazil, a movement for
the rights of the LGBTI community in that municipality. She is also a
public employee and trade unionist. In this interview she outlines her
union work and the hard task of generating class consciousness in the
LGBTI collective.

LGBTI workers are no less human

21 August 2018 News

IUF%20Africa%20Update%20%2312The conference theme of the 10th IUF African Region titled "rights and
decent work for all - our common struggle" is engraved on my mind and
heart as a confirmation that LGBTI workers are no less human than any
other worker or person of different sexual orientation and gender
identity to them. No one can persuade any human rights activist that
homosexuals and transsexuals are not human beings to be treated with
respect and dignity like any other person.

The UN denounces epidemic of murders of LGBTI people in Mexico

20 August 2018 News

The United Nations has denounced the wave of killings of members of the LGBTI community in Mexico, particularly in the state of Veracruz, where nine transgender women and eight homosexual men were murdered in recent months.

CC.OO advances training material on LGBTI workers' rights

27 June 2018 News

IUF-affiliated CC.OO in Spain has produced training material on LGBTI related topics for its members in Spanish.

Pride month is an opportunity to stand up for LGBTI workers' rights!

22 June 2018 News

HappypridesmallThe IUF calls on affiliated organizations to organize, fight and win on LGBTI workers' rights and union issues and to speak out against injustice against LGBTI workers. HAPPY PRIDE!

Unite the Union Statement on London Pride

22 June 2018 News

UnitetheUnionThis year Unite the Union will be represented by activists at community organised Pride events across the UK.

Equal and fair treatment both at work and in society is a key priority for our union, and we make it clear that we all have a duty to challenge discrimination, harassment and bullying whenever possible. Unite is proud to be a campaigning union and is proud of the work it has done over many years to support equality, particularly within the LGBT+ community.

UFCW and UNITE HERE march together for LGBTI workers' rights

20 June 2018 News

UFCW%20Unite%20Here1IUF affiliates UFCW and UNITE HERE marched together at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pride in the USA on June 17.

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