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France is becoming an increasingly important actor in the Gulf region and its expanding transnational network comes with an increased responsibility to promote French human rights ideals across borders. Is the French government prioritizing its strategic interests over the protection of women’s rights in this region? What is the distinction between what is tolerable and what is not? This article analyzes women’s rights in Bahrain and the French government’s approach to this topic in the context of the Generation Equality Forum.
Par Dylan Gueffier
Taiwan and mainland China have a different or even opposite system and this clearly has an impact on the situation of transgender people, especially at the political and legal level. However, it is important to note that culturally, both entities face similar problems: violence within the family, difficulties in finding work, etc. It is also important to note that the situation of transgender people in Taiwan and mainland China is very different. This article provides an overview of the advances and challenges for transgender people, from a comparative perspective between mainland China and Taiwan.
Par Divine-Léna Tchuisseu
The region is every so often depicted as a black hole in which any hope for LGBTQIA+ people is lost. Nonetheless, to limit ourselves to this perspective would mean to ignore a variety of organisations acting in favour of change despite the repressive context. The latter associations actively fight for the wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ people and against their isolation. They seek to decriminalise homosexuality and abolish discriminatory legislation. This article looks at this movement’s growth, on the work it has accomplished and on the important struggles led by these activists, making LGBTQIA+ rights the cornerstone of their action in this region.
Great events for the gender
The Generation Equality Forum
On the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, the Generation Equality Forum was born. This global gathering for equality between women and men is organized by UN Women, in partnership with civil society. It is co-chaired by France and Mexico. Launched in Mexico City between March 29 and 31, a series of events will take place in Paris from June 30 to July 2 to raise awareness and launch the actions of various organizations involved in the fight against gender inequality and violence. France joined the working group on the right to self-determination, sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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