Being LGBTI in Asia

Being LGBTI in Asia is a regional programme aimed at addressing inequality, violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status, and promotes universal access to health and social services. It is a collaboration between governments, civil society, regional institutions and other stakeholders to advance the social inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The programme recognizes that LGBTI people are highly marginalized and face varied forms of stigma and discrimination based on their distinct sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Being LGBTI in Asia is supported by UNDP, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The programme began in 2012 and is currently in its second phase (2014 to 2017). Country level activities are implemented in China, the Philippines and Thailand.

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Latest updates on Being LGBT in Asia

Judges and legal experts from 22 countries meet for the Sixth Africa Regional Judges Forum to discuss HIV, TB and
Over 30 judges and magistrates from Africa and around the world gathered last week in Johannesburg for the annual Africa
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UNAIDS and UNDP call on 48* countries and territories to remove all HIV-related travel restrictions
New data show that in 2019 around 48* countries and territories still have restrictions that include mandatory HIV testing and
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Africa Regional Grant on HIV welcomes Botswana High Court ruling decriminalizing same-sex sexual conduct
The Africa Regional Grant on HIV – Removing Legal Barriers and its partners the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the AIDS and
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