The United Nations Free & Equal campaign presents the first-ever Bollywood music video for gay rights, featuring Bollywood actress and UN Equality Champion Celina Jaitly. Share if you believe everyone should be welcomed into their family's hearts, regardless of their sexual orientation. You can watch this video with Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish (as well as Romanian) captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.
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76 countries still criminalize consensual same-sex relationships and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere continue to suffer violent attacks and discriminatory treatment. In this simple, high-impact video from the UN human rights office, individuals from diverse backgrounds pose questions directly to the viewer designed to expose the nature of human rights violations suffered by LGBT people around the world. The video includes cameo appearances by UN Secretary-General and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The UN's message: LGBT rights are human rights. Together we will build a world that is free and equal. You can watch this video with English, French, Spanish, Italian and Korean Captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language. Over the next days we will also be adding Chinese and Arabic. Keep checking the site for updates.
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This Human Rights Day marks the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. Watch this short infographic video to see how it all came to be and what has happened in LGBT rights since. The maps in the video are accurate as of 10 December 2013. You can watch this video with English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.
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Este Día de los Derechos Humanos se conmemora el 65º aniversario de la adopción de la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos por la Asamblea General de la ONU en 1948. Vea este vídeo infografíco para ver cómo todo llegó a ser y lo que ha sucedido en los derechos LGBT desde entonces.
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Free & Equal’s newest video – narrated by movie star Zachary Quinto – exposes just how much LGBT exclusion really costs. Rates of poverty, homelessness, depression and suicide have been found to be far higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people than in the general population. But it’s not just LGBT people who pay the price. We all do. Every LGBT child thrown out of home and forced to miss out on education is a loss for society. Every LGBT worker denied their rights is a lost opportunity to build a fairer and more productive economy. These losses are entirely self-inflicted. With different laws and policies in place and a different mind-set, we could and would achieve a more free and equal world – that is more prosperous too! For more info visit: https://www.unfe.org/the-price Special thanks to Zachary Quinto, Shape History and the Cutting Room Studios, New York. NB: For closed captions in additional languages, click the "CC" button in the bottom of the viewing screen and select language.
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Survivors of human trafficking tell their personal stories. Victims of trafficking say their rights should be placed at the centre of actions to prevent human trafficking. They were speaking at an event of the UN Human Rights Council's 14th session, titled: "Giving Voice to the Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking."
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Every day, lesbian, gay, bi, trans (LGBT) and intersex kids – and other children seen as defying gender stereotypes - are bullied at school, at home and in their community. Bullying can take many forms –from taunting and name-calling to brutal violence. Children who experience this kind of abuse have a higher risk of anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, self-harm, depression and suicide. They are also more likely to skip or drop out of school. The United Nations is calling on everyone - from parents and teachers to Governments - to protect these children’s fundamental right to live free from violence and discrimination. Your actions matter!
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"Lesbiana", "gay", "bisexual", "transgénero", "intersexual", "homosexual": ¿puedes ver más allá de las etiquetas? Este video de la campaña "Libres e Iguales" de las Naciones Unidas celebra las contribuciones que millones de personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales realizan a las familias y a las comunidades locales de todo el mundo. El elenco está compuesto por "personas reales" (no, actores), filmadas en sus hogares y lugares de trabajo; una bombera, un agente de policía, una maestra, un electricista, un médico y un voluntario , entre otros, además del destacado heteroaliado y Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas Ban Ki-moon.
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Ban Ki-Moon UN Secretary-General video message to the UN Human Rights Council on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. 7th March 2012
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay talks about the human cost of homophobia and transphobia. Around the world, people are arrested, attacked, tortured and killed, just for being in a loving relationship. "We cannot let these abuses stand", the High Commissioner says, calling on States to repeal discriminatory laws and ban discriminatory practices. "Punish violence and hatred, not love," she says.
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The United Nations Free & Equal campaign presents a message on this International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). Share your story and change hearts and minds -- we are all the foundation for this movement for equality. You can watch this video with Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish (as well as Persian) captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.
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"Lésbica", "gay", "bissexual", "transgênero", "intersex", "queer": Você pode ver as legendas? Esse vídeo da Campanha Livres & Iguais celebra as contribuições de milhões de lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, transgêneros, travestis, transexuais e intersexuais às famílias e comunidades locais no mundo inteiro. O elenco apresenta “pessoas reais” (não atores), filmadas em seus locais de trabalho e em casa – entre eles, uma bombeira, um policial, uma professora, um eletricista, um médico e um voluntário, assim como o proeminente aliado heterossexual e Secretário-Geral da ONU Ban Ki-moon.
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Almost 70 years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common human rights standard for all everyone, everywhere. This video provides the history, content and ongoing significance of the document.
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The basic idea of human rights is that each one of us, no matter who we are or where we are born, is entitled to the same basic rights and freedoms. But what exactly are the basic human rights? Who gets to pick them? Who enforces them—and how? An animation produced by TED-Ed with the support of UN Human Rights and FIFDH provides a short introduction. #standupforhumanrights #humanrights #UDHR #OHCHR #FIFDH #TEDEd #TED
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Bolivians of African descent still find themselves living on the sidelines of society. The United Nations has designated 2011 as the International Year of People of African Descent. The year aims at strengthening the integration of people of African descent into all aspects of society. Learn more at http://ohchr.org/
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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development. The declaration's vision aimed at upholding equality for all individuals and peoples, the right to participate in development and share equitably in its benefits. Special thanks to Zawadi Mawanda, Shape History and the UN Mission in South Sudan.
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Diandra Forrest is an African-American model and actress. She is the first female model with albinism to be signed to a major modelling agency. Her striking beauty has caught the attention of many magazines and she has walked in numerous international fashion shows. Her passion for art and creativity has also drawn her into the world of acting. http://albinism.ohchr.org/
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Las personas bisexuales, a menudo llamadas “bi”, son personas que se sienten atraídas emocional, romántica o sexualmente hacia personas de cualquier sexo. Las personas bi sufren muchos de los mismos abusos que los homosexuales y las lesbianas, incluida la criminalización y la discriminación generalizada. También tienen que lidiar con un conjunto adicional de estereotipos negativos, incluidos los mitos de que ser bi es una fase o que las personas bi son promiscuas, están confundidas o simplemente buscan atención. Algunas personas creen erróneamente que las personas bi no sufren violaciones porque pueden "elegir" estar en relaciones que serán percibidas como heterosexuales. Como resultado, la mayoría de las personas bi temen “salir del armario”, incluso con sus familiares y amigos más cercanos. Ninguna de estas suposiciones es verdadera. Las personas bi no son más o menos sexuales que otras personas, y son igualmente capaces de amar y comprometerse. Los conceptos erróneos comunes sobre la bisexualidad, incluso entre algunos gays y lesbianas, dejan a muchas personas bi sintiéndose incomprendidas, aisladas y en riesgo de abuso. Las personas bi, y especialmente las mujeres bi, experimentan tasas de violencia desproporcionadamente altas, incluyendo violación. También tienen un mayor riesgo de intimidación, falta de vivienda, depresión y pensamientos suicidas. El hecho es que las personas bi sólo quieren las mismas cosas que los demás: amor y apoyo de sus familiares y amigos, y respeto de todos los demás.
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According to the report an estimated 1.2 million children and adults with disabilities are living in long-stay residential institutions across the European Union member States. Another survey estimates that there are 150,000 children living in residential care settings across the European Union. A Joint report by the UN Human Rights office, (OHCHR) and UNICEF documents human rights of people placed in Institutions, particularly children and violation of human rights of persons with disabilities. The UN is advocating for de-institutionalisation and is emphasizing on the need for community care.
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Dr. Denis Mukwege co-founded and runs Panzi hospital, a General Referral hospital in Bukavu, in the Eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He treats at least 10 victims of sexual violence a day. He describes rape in the region as a weapon of war, which has destroyed communities.
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In this video released by the Free & Equal campaign, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu calls for an end to punishing people because of who they are or whom they love, saying "I oppose such injustice with the same passion that I opposed apartheid." Free & Equal is the United Nations campaign for LGBT equality. You can watch this video with Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish, Captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.
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UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and South Africa's Justice Edwin Cameron speak out for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. With footage from the launch of Free & Equal, the UN campaign for LGBT equality, these leaders make the case for a world that is free and equal. For more information, visit www.unfe.org. You can watch this video with English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.
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This film presents the work of the UN treaty body system which monitors the implementation by States of the core international human rights treaties. Since the film's release, an additional human rights treaty has entered in force (the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance), bringing the total number of international human rights treaty bodies to ten. The content of the film is the sole responsibility of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for the Human Rights. It was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union but does not necessarily reflect its views. To find out more, visit http://ohchr.org/
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UN Human Rights Day 2012 promotional video. The theme of this year's Human Rights Day is the right to participate in public life.
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On 26 September 2013, leaders from the UN's core group of countries working to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people met in New York for the first-ever ministerial meeting at the UN on LGBT rights. Here, Free & Equal -- the unprecedented UN public information campaign for LGBT equality -- captures strong statements by several attendees, who included the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the U.S. Secretary of State, the Argentine, Brazilian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian foreign ministers, the French Minister of Development Cooperation, senior officials from the European Union, Japan and New Zealand, and the directors of Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Those present issued an historic Ministerial Declaration on Ending Violence and Discrimination against Individuals Based on their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. The declaration was endorsed by the U.S. Secretary of State, the foreign ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, El Salvador, France, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway, and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union. You can watch this video with English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian (as well as Macedonian) captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.
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Culture and tradition are profound parts of our lives. They allow us to come together to mark life’s milestones, and celebrate our heritage and the people we love. For many, they provide a sense of home, of history and identity. Culture and tradition belong to everyone. Each of us gets to interpret, adapt and practice the beliefs, customs and rituals that are meaningful to us as individuals. These are basic cultural rights – guaranteed to everyone without discrimination. Sadly, some people see the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people as a threat to their cultural values. They may try, wrongly, to rationalize violence and discrimination as a way of protecting their beliefs in the name of culture and tradition. No matter how diverse people’s beliefs and values, culture and tradition are not a license to discriminate or an excuse for violence. Culture and tradition are not fixed: they change over time and are viewed and interpreted differently within societies. There are traditions of hate and repression, just as there are traditions of equality and justice. It's up to each of us to decide for ourselves which ones to carry on. You decide.
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Robdarius Brown, stage name Roben X, wanted to share his story with the world after a local news station in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, United States, interviewed him about his love for music and the bullying and attacks he endured because of his Albinism. His story is of self-confidence, self-worth, and acceptance of his unique identity. http://albinism.ohchr.org/
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Equality Champion Celina Jaitly speaks about the importance of LGBT rights behind the scenes of "The Welcome," the first ever Bollywood music video for gay rights, created by the United Nations Free & Equal campaign. You can watch this video with Chinese and Russian captions by clicking the small, square "CC" button in the bottom of the YouTube screen and selecting language.
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Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, issues a global call to "Stand up for Someone's Rights Today" in his 2016 Human Rights Day message. Human Rights Day is marked annually on 10 December. Join us and "Stand up for someone's rights today." http://www.standup4humanrights.org
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Connie Chiu was born in Hong Kong. The fourth child in a Chinese family, she is the only one born with albinism. Connie and her family moved to Sweden where she grew up studying arts and journalism. At the age of 24, she started her fashion modelling career by working with the French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. Now, Connie juggles modelling with her singing career; as a jazz singer she is invited to perform at major events, jazz clubs. http://albinism.ohchr.org/
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The United Nations is marking the 30th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development, this year, 2016. The Declaration stipulates that all human rights are universal, indivisible and that the human person is the central subject to development.
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"Lesbian", "gay", "bisexual", "transgender", "intersex", "queer": can you see past the labels? This video from the United Nations Free & Equal campaign celebrates the contributions that millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people make to families and local communities around the world. The cast features "real people" (not actors), filmed in their workplaces and homes -- among them, a firefighter, a police officer, a teacher, an electrician, a doctor and a volunteer, as well as prominent straight ally and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. For more info visit: https://unfe.org/
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O movimento global pela igualdade de lésbicas, gays, bissexuais e pessoas trans (LGBT) compreende milhões de indivíduos, grupos, organizações e campanhas, todos lutando por mudanças em seus próprios países e comunidades. Para celebrar o Dia Internacional contra a Homofobia e a Transfobia no 17 de maio de 2016, nós pedimos às pessoas que nos ajudassem a criar um vídeo que capturasse parte da força e do espírito que ativistas e aliados LGBT trazem ao seu trabalho, além da notória diversidade de causas que compõem esse movimento global. O resultado é uma celebração do seu ativismo – e serve para lembrar por que nós lutamos. Agradecemos à cantora e compositora Rachel Platten por emprestar sua poderosa “Fight Song” (“Música de Luta”) para servir de trilha sonora ao vídeo deste ano. Finalmente, mandamos um agradecimento especial aos inúmeros ativistas do mundo inteiro que nos cederam seu tempo, energia e entusiasmo para produzir o vídeo – e cujas lutas diárias contra o estigma e a discriminação são a inspiração deste projeto. Esta música de luta é dedicada a todos vocês!
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English: Every year, millions of people around the world are threatened by evictions or forcibly evicted, often leaving them homeless, landless, and living in extreme poverty and destitution. Forced evictions commonly result in severe trauma and set back even further the lives of those that are often already marginalized or vulnerable in society. Forced eviction occurs throughout the world, in developing and developed countries alike, in the context of development or emergencies and reconstruction. Accelerating urbanization, climate change and globalization, financial and other global crises have contributed to making forced evictions even more acute and complex. For more: OHCHR and UN-Habitat, Fact sheet n°25, Forced evictions Key words: eviction, displacement, development, urban renewal, conflict, land grabbing, discrimination, poverty, informal settlements, security of tenure, homelessness
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In a special video message recorded for the benefit concert "Uprising of Love" held in New York City on 15 September 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks about the global fight for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. In his statement of support, he highlights the role of the UN Free & Equal campaign in opening people's hearts as part of the UN's push to change the world. For more information about the concert, please visit the Uprising of Love website: http://www.uprisingoflove.org/benefitconcert/
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An interview with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the release of a 550-page report listing 617 of the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law over a 10-year period, by both state and non-state actors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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Fifty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). This video looks at how the two covenants have been implemented in some countries
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In 2013, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights marks 20 years since its establishment. In this video the UN Human Rights Office highlights some of the historic human rights events of the past 20 years, successes, challenges and looking forward at the road ahead - for human rights. 20th anniversary of the UN Human Rights Office.
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A video message by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
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John Ruggie Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General explains the new Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Principles, designed to prevent human rights abuses related to business activities, were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council on 16 June 2011.
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Statement by Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council 16th Special Session on "The situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic" in Geneva, on 29 April, 2011.
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"Please go and speak to one of us, to a person in your country with disabilities and make friends. Recognise that we are citizens like you with the same hopes, loves and dreams." Ronald Mccallum, Chairman of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, makes one request for his viewers in this video.
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