SOGI rights

  • India: Kidnap fears as India’s only transgender political candidate goes missing
    November 29, 2018

    On 27 November 2018, Chandramukhi Muvvala, the only transgender candidate in state elections in southern India and a reknown trans rights defender, disappeared minutes after she left her one-room home on Tuesday morning in an informal settlement in Hyderabad

  • Malaysia: LGBT activists’ portraits removed from George Town Festival exhibition
    August 8, 2018

    On 8 August 2018, Nisha Ayub and Pang Khee Teik, LGBT activists, had photos of them posing with the Malaysian taken down from a photography exhibition at the George Town Festival (GTF) 2018 on “instruction”. They have also recieved threats online for their photos.

  • India: Assault on LGBTQ activists: 2 arrested
    April 19, 2018

    On 12 April 2018, Diya Sana, a member of the District Transgender Justice Board, and transman R. Dev, an official of the State Transgender Cell under the Social Justice Department, both prominent SOGI activists, were harrassed.

  • China: Chinese feminists held over International Women’s Day plans
    March 12, 2018

    On March 4 2018, 9 Chinese feminists were detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels and creating a disturbance” after planning to highlight sexual harassment on International Women’s Day. 4 were released and 5 remains in detention.

  • Malaysia: Death threats agaist activist-lawyer Siti Kasim
    July 24, 2017

    On 3 and 19 July 2017, a man had attached an article quoting her stand on the LGBT community, but which the WHRD claimed had misquoted her. Following the post, she received the responses on the website were calls to behead, rape and splash acid on her face.

  • Pakistan: transgender activist shot dead
    August 1, 2016

    On 25 May 2016, Alisha, a transgender activist, was shot, taunted at hospital, and died of injuries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a norther Province in Pakistan.

  • Republic of Korea: LGBTI Activists Blocked from Assembly Audit
    October 14, 2015

    On 05 October 2015,South Korean lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex activists claimed they were denied entry to the National Assembly audit of the Gender Ministry, although they had been previously scheduled to attend the session as witnesses.

  • Malaysia: Transgender Activist was Attacked by Unknown Men
    September 22, 2015

    On 10 September 2015, Nisha Ayubw, an award winning transgender activist, was assaulted by two men unknown to her on her way to work, sustaining injuries to her ankle and leg. According to the human rights group Suaram, the attack reminder of dangers faced by the LGBT community in Malaysia.