Gay Pride events in Riga, Latvia over the past two years have been interrupted by violent protests and bans by the authorities. In 2007 Amnesty supporters sent over a thousand appeals to the Latvian authorities urging safety for participants in the Riga Pride event. Over 70 Amnesty activists took part in the event.
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Russia: LGBTI NGO forced to register as "foreign agent" (UA 161/14)
This is the third attempt to brand Coming Out as a “foreign agent”. The organization is unequivocally against this label and is fighting back in the courts.
The participation of Afghan women in shaping their country’s future and engaging as equal partners will help improve and secure their political status, security, economic and social well-being, and uphold their human rights.