Bangkok — On the anniversary of the murder of two LGBTI activists by extremists in Bangladesh, participants at a global Conference on the Yogyakarta Principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity reaffirmed…
SummaryAdvancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians has been jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). This Handbook sets out relevant human rights frameworks and highlights the…
Published 20 February 2017Stakeholders gathered this week in Hangzhou, China to review and contribute to the shaping of ongoing legislative processes for China’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusive legislation.Held on 18–20 February 2017, the National Dialogue…
ransgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The Lancet today reveals that public recognition has yet to translate into a concerted effort to support and improve the health and lives of transgender people.
The Series was launched at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (WPATH) 24th Biennial Scientific Symposium in Amsterdam. It was compiled with input from members of the transgender community and provides an assessment of transgender health worldwide.
Hanoi, 14 October 2015 – Over the past decade, some 25 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific have introduced a range of protective laws and ordinances, passed supportive court judgements and pioneered constitutional reform processes that promoted the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. This momentum for greater legal and social acceptance of LGBTI people in the region has potential to guide governments, civil society
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