News

On this page you can find news from COC Netherlands and COC’s  partners and short essays and columns about specific themes, regions, groups or developments.

Botswana High Court Postpones Ruling on Same-Sex Relations

On Thursday, 14 March 2019, the Botswana High Court heard a case challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Botswana Penal ...
2019

COC Publishes an English Translation of Report on LGBTI

Seven years after the Fleeing Homophobia report was issued, and four years after the ABC-judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Dutch asylum ...
2019

Dutch LGBTI Award for Kevin Jennings

Kevin Jennings, a United States citizen, was awarded the Bob Angelo Medal for his outstanding contribution to the improvement of the position of LGBTI youth ...

Creating a Safe and Empowering Space for Lesbian and

PETAL stands for Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness of Les/Bi Women and is the first LBQ-led organisation in Belize. This documentary gives an in-depth ...
2019

Start dialogue religious leaders West Africa

LGBT activists, their human rights advocacy allies and religious leaders from across West Africa gathered under the umbrella of the Interfaith Diversity ...
2018

Dutch Ambassador to Belize Meets LGBT Organisations for

Last Thursday, the Dutch Ambassador to Belize, Ms. Margriet Leemhuis, met with 4 Belizean LGBT organisations for the first time to learn more about their ...
2018

Activists from Central Asia address violence and

Three LGBT activists from Central Asia and COC Nederland have participated in the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for ...
2018

Guyana Transwomen pursue freedom to express their gender

Four transgender litigants in Guyana have successfully challenged the country’s ‘cross-dressing legislation’ which was repetitively used ...
2018

Being LGBTI in Belize

COC partner organisations in Belize have joined forces to produce a short video on the lived realities of LGBTI in the country. The video focuses on the ...
2018

First Historic Gay Pride Parade in Guyana!

On the 2nd of June 2018 Guyana hosted its first Gay Pride Parade in its capital Georgetown. This was a result of a coordinated efforts amongst the three ...
2018