Tunisia, Tunis. 01 December, 2016. A posed portrait of 36 year old, gay man Badr (+216 58111790, baaboubadr@yahoo.com). Badr is the Executive Director of DAMJ, a human rights organization. He has worked as an LGBTQI+ activist for many years. This work has also made him the target of violence. For his safety, he moves house every four to five months. ÒThe worst moment of my life was in December 2012, the first president of the association received death threats and I was hiding him in my home to protect him. So I became the target of a group of homophobic gangsters who infiltrated into my home in the medina of Tunis, they took my archives and many documents of the NGO after having violently brutalized meÓ. Photo Robin Hammond /NOOR for Witness Change. The Tunisian Revolution, also known as the Jasmine Revolution, was an intensive campaign of civil resistance, including a series of street demonstrations taking place in Tunisia, and led to the ousting of longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. It eventually led to a thorough democratization of the country and to free and democratic elections. Tunisian LGBTQI+ community hoped that the revolution would usher in a more open society, and an end to homophobia and transphobia. This has not come to pass. The laws that target LGBTQI+ people remain, most notably article 230 which makes same-sex acts illegal, punishable by up the 3 years in prison. Transgender people are targeted under public decency laws. The general public is no more accepting of LGBTQI+ people than they were before the revolution. Despite the legal and societal discrimination, LGBTQI+ activists are dedicated to campaigning more openly.

Berlin shines light on illegal love

Berlin is the latest city to shine a light on places where love is illegal.

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World Bank exhibition

World Bank uses images of love

The World Bank in Washington hosted an exhibition of images from Where Love is Illegal as part of the International Day against

The World Bank in Washington hosted an exhibition of images from Where Love is Illegal as part of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

LAGOS – ‘no be small t’ing’ Exhibited at PhotoReporter Festival

Robin was selected to be one of thirteen photographers to create work for PhotoReporter Festival International en Baie de Saint-Brieuc. He worked for 7 weeks in Lagos, Nigeria to create a unique insight into Africa's fast growing mega-city.

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‘Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibited in Arles

‘Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibited at the 2013 Les Rencontres d'Arles Photo-festival, July 1st - September 22nd 2013

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Forma Invitation

‘Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibition in Milan

Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibition in Milan, Forma Gallery. 25 April – 24 Mai 2013

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‘Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibition in Paris

‘Your wounds will be named silence’ Exhibition in Paris. 9 November – 8 December 2012

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‘Your wounds will be named silence’ on Arte

‘Your wounds will be named silence’ on Arte. 28 November 2012

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CONDEMNED exhibited at Visa Pour l’Image

CONDEMNED exhibited at Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan, France. Interview on France 3. September 2012