This research report on "Online Media Framing of LGBT Issues in Guyana: January 2007 to July 2014" authored by Alana Da Silva was submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Communication Studies at the University of Guyana, Centre for Communication Studies, and was assessed as an A Grade research report and presentation.
MESECVI shadow report titled "Suffering in Silence: Violence against LBT Women in Guyana" for the Third Round Evaluation Monitoring Mechanism Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women.
This report seeks to highlight substantive issues surrounding Discrimination in the Enjoyment of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Guyana, prepared for the 154th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The goals of the session are to: (1) expose discrimination faced by vulnerable groups in the field of economic, social and cultural rights; (2) focus on these violations against women, indigenous peoples, LGBTI persons, persons with disabilities and people living with HIV; and (3) recommend actions the state party should take to address discrimination in the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights affecting these groups.
This report informs the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Committee) of areas where Guyana is failing to comply with its obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) to respect and protect the human rights of all people, especially LGBTI individuals. It concludes with recommendations of matters that we urge the Committee to include in its concluding observations to the Government of Guyana.
This is a synopsis of the human rights discussions and workshops held with various groups from six of the ten administrative regions in Guyana as part of the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) / Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Project titled: “Human Rights Education for the Protection of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Guyana.”