News

Read all of the latest news and updates

United Nations Logo
Economic empowerment & advocacy

HRC25: Statement on the Right to Adequate Housing

Federatie van Nederlandse Verenigingen tot Integratie Van Homoseksualiteit – COC Nederland joined by  International Lesbian and Gay Association Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component

Economic empowerment & advocacy

Episodes of discrimination of LGBT people in Brazil

We have consulted with almost 50 LGBT people in Rio de Janeiro and are currently drafting a report, to be published in the second half of the year. We wanted to share some of the upsetting answers we have received when we asked interviewees if they had ever experienced discrimination.

Majorie Marchi
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Majorie Marchi: improving the lives of trans people in Rio de Janeiro

Majorie Marchi is the President of ASTRA-Rio, the Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals of Rio de Janeiro. Since 2011 she has been an officer at the program Rio sem Homofobia, part of the government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, which also offered assistance for our fieldwork.

Fernanda
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBT people living in poverty in Rio de Janeiro

In this blog we share some of the preliminary findings for one of our current research projects, which investigates the situation of poverty of LGBTI people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.