Action somewhere … more needed!!
Posted by Melanie Nathan, May 01, 2014.
has provided the English translation for the March 22, unanimous Resolution of the Belgian Parliament regarding Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill which was made official law of Uganda on march 10, 2014.
WE REQUEST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
1. to emphasize the importance of respecting sexual orientation and gender identities in any political dialogue with the Ugandan authorities;
2. to make clear reference, when negotiating a new Program of Cooperation (PC) between Belgium and Uganda, to the universality, indivisibility and inalienability of human rights and to link the evaluation of the appropriateness of the PC with willingness of the Ugandan authorities to make extreme efforts to create a basis for tolerance regarding sexual and gender diversity;
3. to include in the PC a clause requiring the Ugandan government to take clear measures to implement a policy of non-discrimination regarding the LGBT community, without harming the LGBT…
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