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Results of the Survey on Macau LGBTIs 2016


On 12 May 2016, Rainbow of Macau releases the results of the “2016 Macau LGBTI Survey”, conducted by the Organisation, which is also the second occasion of such survey.

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UN requires Macau’s domestic violence legislation to protect without discrimination

2015-12-13 14.36.32

The UN Committee against Torture (“UNCAT”) held a hearing in November 2015 to review the ratification of the “Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment” by the Macau SAR Government (“the Government”). On 09 December

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Spokesperson briefs UN Committee against Torture about Macau domestic violence legislation


Dear distinguished members of the Committee, On behalf of Rainbow of Macau, I would like to stress the importance of reinstating protection of same-sex couples in Macau’s domestic violence bill.

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Update on the Avery Case – First-ever Application for Changing Gender Marker in Macau

2015-02-22 15.14.15

The Avery (anonym) Case has raised some public awareness on the need of transgender people since its first appearance in the news. Before Avery’s departure from Macau, she has authorised members of Rainbow of Macau Anthony Lam and Jason Chao

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Petitioning the Legislature Assembly: Equal protection for same-sex couples


08 January 2015 Dear President of the Legislative Assembly, Pursuant to law no. 5/93/M, the Rainbow of Macau (hereinafter “we”) exercise our right to petition to the Legislative Assembly (AL). In regard to the proposal of “law of prevention and

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Domestic violence bill in conformity with international standards of human rights

05 November 2014 - DV - 1 - trimmed

Dear Secretary Florinda Chan, Rainbow of Macau reaffirms our stance on domestic violence that any act of violence in domestic settings – however “trivial” or “accidental” – should fall into the scope of public crimes. It has come to our

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