Are words enough???? What else is needed??
AS critical to promoting equitable, peaceful and prosperous societies in which we all wish to live: “The people of the Commonwealth are committed to equality and human rights for all…”
By Melanie Nathan, 30 January 2014.
In the wake of the rising terror now facing LGBT people in Commonwealth countries, where old draconian penal codes are being replaced with even harsher anti-gay laws, here is a Statement issued by the Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, renewing his call for “Commonwealth values to be upheld.” This follows recent developments in a number of Commonwealth member states affecting the rights of citizens based on their sexual orientation.
The Secretary-General said:
“The Commonwealth Charter underlines the importance which people of the Commonwealth collectively attach to tolerance, respect and understanding. The Charter underlines that diversity and the richness of our multiple identities as individuals are fundamental to the Commonwealth. It emphasises that the protection of…
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