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‘Sweet freedom’

Robin shares images of those now living outside the walls of what was once the Balkan's largest mental health institution.

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‘We give people their humanity back’: inside Croatia’s pioneering mental health centre

Life outside mental health institutions

‘We give people their humanity back’: inside Croatia’s pioneering mental health centre

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Robin addresses Croatian audience

As part of his visit to Croatia to view an innovative return to care in the community, Robin spoke about Witness Change's mental health campaign.

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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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Robin’s images drive new mental health campaign

Witness Change launched a new mental health campaign to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued.

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Amnesty International Media Award

Robin Hammond scooped his fifth Amnesty Award for his powerful Sunday Times magazine series on LGBTI stories of discrimination and survival from around the world, entitled ‘Where Love Is Illegal’ at the 2016 Amnesty International Media Awards last week

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Where Love Is Illegal campaign begins!!

Where Love Is Illegal documents and shares LGBTI stories of discrimination and survival from around the world.

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Time Magazine Cover

Robin Hammond's photograph of Ugandan LGBT activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera on the cover of Time

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Witness Change is launched!

Robin Hammond launches Witness Change, a not-for-profit organisation producing storytelling on seldom-addressed human rights abuses to transform opinions, open minds, and change policies.

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