n much of Asia, stigma and discrimination on the basis of diverse sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI) strips people of their rights and excludes them from mainstream health programs, public and private services, and economic opportunity. >>>
Gender Across Borders, a global feminist voice for gender justice, in collaboration with Bell Bajao: Bring Domestic Violence to a Halt is looking for writers to contribute to a series on the relationship between children education & leisure and the perpetuation of gender stereotypes to run on the 28th March.Deadline for contributions: March 18, 2012. >>>
Statement by Sexual Rights Initiative on behalf of the European Region of ILGA read by Fikile Vilakazi at the General Debate "Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development" that took place at the 19th Human Rights Council on 9th March 2012.
Today, the Human Rights Council in Geneva held the first-ever formal UN inter-governmental debate on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The panel discussion (sponsored by South Africa and Brazil) was moderated by the Ambassador of South Africa and featured panelists from Brazil, Pakistan, Sweden and the United States. >>>
16/08/2011 | ILGA Communication Team Asia
An event in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride was held in Islamabad recently and was hosted by the Deputy Chief of the US Embassy, Richard Hoagland. At its heart, the gathering promoted the idea of allowing people to be who they want to be, recognised the importance of being understood and valued, and advocated basic human rights. However, local Islamic parties and religious groups, such as the Jamaat-e-Islami, claimed that this event was an act of “cultural terrorism” by the Americans. >>>