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Right to dignity - barriers to healthcare for transgenders
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), Dorian Wilde, 26, an activist from Malaysia, was thrilled to be invited to the 2014 World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) symposium in Bangkok, but his journey to Thailand was fraught. His experience is not unique - to him, to Malaysia, or to air travel. Transgender people everywhere face extraordinary barriers when attempting to access services, including the most essential, such as healthcare.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100488/Right-to-dignity-barriers-to-healthcare-for-transgenders
Lost in the chaos - LGBTI people in emergencies
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual and gender minorities during disasters and conflicts are drawing increased attention from some responders, structural barriers remain and experts are urging a rethink of policies and protocols that could fuel exclusion and harm.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100489/Lost-in-the-chaos-LGBTI-people-in-emergencies
Briefing: What next for Uganda’s anti-gay law?
14 August 2014 (IRIN ), It led to increased repression, drew international condemnation and prompted foreign donors to suspend millions of dollars in aid. Then earlier this month the constitutional court threw it out. But is Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), promulgated by President Yoweri Museveni in February, truly dead and buried?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100490/Briefing-What-next-for-Uganda-s-anti-gay-law
Nigeria - the community turns against Boko Haram
11 August 2014 (IRIN ), Young men with machetes manning road blocks is usually a bad sign. In Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, for years tormented by the Boko Haram insurgency, it actually signifies progress.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100475/Nigeria-the-community-turns-against-Boko-Haram
Ethiopia’s game-changing abortion law
8 August 2014 (IRIN ), After decades battling high maternal death rates - at least a third of which were due to botched abortions - Ethiopia took a stand: it prioritized newborn and maternal health, and in 2005 it relaxed its abortion law in an effort to save women’s lives.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100463/Ethiopia-s-game-changing-abortion-law
Libya insecurity forces aid workers to leave
7 August 2014 (IRIN ), Libya’s deteriorating security situation has led to an exodus of aid workers and suspension of development programmes, leaving tens of thousands of displaced and vulnerable people relying on skeleton networks manned in part by volunteers.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100455/Libya-insecurity-forces-aid-workers-to-leave
Palestinians may struggle to pursue Israeli abuse claims
6 August 2014 (IRIN ), The chances of Palestinians in Gaza being able to sue the Israeli state for alleged human rights abuses during the current conflict are slim, say experts, who stress that the best hope for redress in the longer term is the meticulous gathering of evidence.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100452/Palestinians-may-struggle-to-pursue-Israeli-abuse-claims
Time to investigate abuses in Nigeria
6 August 2014 (IRIN ), Rights groups in Nigeria are calling for an independent investigation into evidence of abuses as video footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International appears to show members of the Nigerian military brutally beating and murdering suspected militants in the country's north.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100450/Time-to-investigate-abuses-in-Nigeria
IDPs under pressure in Pakistan’s Sindh Province
4 August 2014 (IRIN ), Fleeing the violence in North Waziristan, displaced Pakistanis are confronting a new enemy in southern Sindh Province - prejudice.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100443/IDPs-under-pressure-in-Pakistan-s-Sindh-Province
Yemen IDPs mull return to Amran after ceasefire
31 July 2014 (IRIN ), As the Houthi militants withdraw from the Yemeni city of Amran, the 35,000 people displaced plot their way home
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100424/Yemen-IDPs-mull-return-to-Amran-after-ceasefire

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