Over 3,000 individuals and delegates from civil society organizations (CSOs), peoples’ and grassroots organizations representing the ASEAN region as well as Timor Leste and beyond, joined together in solidarity in Yangon, Myanmar from March 21 – 23, 2014 for what became the largest ever gathering of ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) since its inception in 2005. The record-breaking regional conference, held at the Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, was also the largest of its kind in Myanmar’s recent history.
Rebecca Kadaga, the Uganda Speaker of the National Assembly, has launched the parliamentary handbook on human rights intended to guide legislators when handling human rights issues, emphasising non-discrimination. >>>
16/11/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
The Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP), the pioneer support group and human rights advocacy organization of transpinays (transgender/transsexual Filipinas), sent a letter of commendation to the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) for its statement on Nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression released on 27 October 2011. >>>
Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Monica Marquez, an out lesbian, to a seat on the Colorado Supreme Court. "It is not because Monica is a Latina or because she is gay. I chose her because of her analytical ability and her keen intellect," Ritter said. Marquez is a graduate of Yale Law School. >>>