In an unprecedented effort, 16 defenders from 15 countries participated over the three weeks of the 41st Session of t Apply before 11 August at Since
Join us at publicservices. We are no longer updating world-psi. Lesbian, gay and bisexual workers face prejudice and discrimination when seeking work and once they are in a job.
Yuki Noguchi. The Civil Rights Act bans sex discrimination, but does it cover sexual orientation? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it does — and it wants this position validated by federal courts. This month, the EEOC filed its first-ever lawsuits charging employers with discrimination against gay and lesbian employees.
But in regions and countries where sex workers, men who have sex with men, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons are criminalized or stigmatized, organizations that are led by or work with these groups face challenges participating in Global Fund processes and accessing funding. This article explores the potential of the Global Fund to create space for the participation of these groups in decision-making and to increase their access to resources; examines barriers that hinder their participation; and proposes measures to overcome them. During a trip to Botswana in Julywe asked a group of representatives of community-based non-governmental organizations NGOs that were receiving, or hoped to receive, funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria if any of them worked with sex workers or men who have sex with men MSM.
The case studies were supplemented by a series of 25 national key informant interviews with individuals in UK organisations representing government, employers, employees, and LGB people charged with disseminating advice and promoting good practice. Just over half A third
The measure passedfalling far short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a possible veto by President George W. While the House-passed bill drew praise from civil rights groups, it elicited the ire of lesbian and gay organizations that sought broader protection for members of their diverse community. Sent to the Senate for concurrence, the bill would prohibit employers from considering sexual orientation in deciding whether to hire, fire or promote someone.
More than half of Fortune companies now offer domestic partner benefits -- a sign that, despite the continuing political battles over gay marriage, gay rights are becoming mainstream in corporate America. The Human Rights Campaign released a report Thursday showing that of the country's largest public companies now offer health coverage to the domestic partners of gay and lesbian employees. The group did not study how many of the companies offer similar coverage for heterosexual domestic partners.
EEOC interprets and enforces Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination as forbidding any employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. These protections apply regardless of any contrary state or local laws. Through investigation, conciliation, and litigation of charges by individuals against private sector employers, as well as hearings and appeals for federal sector workers, the Commission has taken the position that existing sex discrimination provisions in Title VII protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT applicants and employees against employment bias.