Guyana Patient Survey

Your opinion matters!

This is an invitation for you to participle in a study on Guyana’s public health system.  If you are a Guyanese citizen over 18 years old, you can share your thoughts on public health by taking the survey found at the following link:

Local Civil Society Groups Plug Equality at Youth Rally

A number of youth organisations and groups took part in the Human Rights Day Youth Rally on Wednesday, December 10 to demonstrate that “Youth Voices Matter.”

SASOD raises LGBT Mental Health at Cuso Volunteer Forum

On December 4, 2014, SASOD’s Managing Director, Joel Simpson, gave a presentation on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights issues to SASOD partner organization Cuso International, an Ottawa-based international development NGO, at the Grand Coastal Hotel on the East Coast of Demerara.  He was followed by sociologist, Dr. Ryan Higgitt, providing Cuso with an overview on his research on LGBT mental health in Guyana. Dr.

SASOD takes “On Devil’s Island” Report to Guyana Human Rights Meeting in Geneva

Last Thursday, December 4, 2014 the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) presented its shadow report “On Devil’s Island: A UPR Submission on LGBT Rights in Guyana” at a Pre-Session to Guyana’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which was hosted in Geneva by the international non-governmental organization, UPR Info. The report focused on the situation of sexual rights in Guyana, with special attention focus to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in Guyana.

SASOD engages Diplomatic Community on LGBT Issues

On Thursday, 13 November 2014, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) in collaboration with the United States Embassy engaged members of the diplomatic community at roundtable discussion of SASOD’ report titled “On Devil’s Island: A UPR Submission on LGBT Human Rights in Guyana.” The 11-page report was submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 15 this year ahead of Guyana’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in early 2015.

Former Police Commissioner Winston Felix Facilitates Successful “Know Your Rights” Workshop with LGBT Guyanese and Supporters

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) hosted a Human Rights Workshop titled “Know Your Rights: Citizens Rights vis-a-viz Police Powers”at Moray House in Georgetown. The workshop was facilitated by Former Commissioner of Police, Winston Felix, M.P. The aim of the workshop was to educate LGBT Guyanese, sex workers, other marginalized groups who frequently interact with police and civil society practitioners who work with these vulnerable groups, on the rights afforded to them as Guyanese citizens vis-a-viz police powers as stipulated under the Police Act and the Guyana Constitution.