ILGA is collecting inputs from human rights defenders for joint submissions to the Working Group on discrimination against women, and to the Special Rapporteur on privacy.

You are invited to send inputs for an outline (i.e. your dot points on what you can provide) by 2 September 2018.
Click on the links above, or continue reading throughout the article to find out more!

LB women/TI persons deprived of liberty: joint submission

The United Nations Working Group on discrimination against women is looking for contributions for their next report on women deprived of liberty.
The Working Group is very open to address SOGIESC, and you may check their previous work on this in ILGA’s and ISHR’s factsheet
Their next report (to be presented in June 2019 at the Human Rights Council session) will be devoted to women deprived of liberty. They are looking for information from civil society regarding challenges faced by women, main developments in law or practice in the past five years, and any good practices in addressing the causes and extent of deprivation of liberty of women and girls.

ILGA would be happy to coordinate a joint submission for the Working Group to address and describe the situation of LB women and TI persons (hereinafter - LBTI persons) deprived of liberty.

We are looking for cases, statistics and other data on any issues related to the situation of LBTI persons deprived of liberty, including but not limited to:

  • Detaining LBTI persons under laws criminalising female same-sex activities, specific forms of gender expression or sex work;
  • Situation of LBTI persons in prisons, including limitations related to visitation rights, segregation or inter-prisoner violence against them;
  • Institutionalization of LBTI persons as part of “conversion therapies”, as well as institutionalization of LBTI persons with disabilities;
  • Practices of deprivation of liberty used against LBTI persons, especially youth and those with disabilities, by private actors, such as home detention, “honour” violence etc;
  • Problems faced by LBTI persons on the move in the context of asylum seeking, internal displacement and migratory processes.

If you have such information and would like to participate in preparation of the submission, please contact both Zhan Chiam (zhan@ilga.org) and Kseniya Kirichenko (kseniya@ilga.org).

Deadline for the final submission is on 1 October 2018, and we are collecting inputs for an outline (i.e. your dot points on what you can provide) by 2 September 2018, and more detailed texts (i.e. your full input for the final submission) by 19 September 2018.

 

SOGIESC and the right to privacy in the digital era: joint submission

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, Prof. Joseph Cannataci, is organising an online consultation on "Gender Perspectives on Privacy in the Digital Era."

The call for contributions explicitly mentions SOGIESC. Particularly, they are looking for information on the "gendered impacts of privacy invasions on individuals of diverse SOGIESC, arising from the loss of the right to privacy, for example but not limited to, health issues, discrimination in employment or other areas.”
The Special Rapporteur addressed SOGIESC in his previous work. To know more about it you may check ILGA’s and ISHR’s factsheet.

ILGA would be happy to coordinate a joint submission for the Special Rapporteur to address and describe challenges faced by LGBTI persons in the context of privacy and the use of communications technologies (such as social media, internet, mobile apps etc).

We are looking for cases, statistics, best practice examples and other information on the topic, including but not limited to:

  • Privacy in the context of public health;
  • Discrimination in employment;
  • The use of social media and mobile apps to harass, blackmail or abuse LGBTI persons;
  • Privacy and adolescents/ bullying/ school environment
  • Privacy and legal gender recognition procedures.

Please bear in mind that information for this submission should be relevant for SOGIESC, privacy and digital aspects at the same time.

If you have such information and would like to participate in preparation of the submission, please contact Kseniya Kirichenko (kseniya@ilga.org).

Deadline for the final submission is on 30 September 2018, and we are collecting inputs for an outline (i.e. your dot points on what you can provide) by 2 September 2018, and more detailed texts (i.e. your full input for the final submission) by 23 September 2018.

 

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