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هذه الصفحة لا تحتوي على ترجمة بعد

منتدى آسيا و المحيط الهادئ يعمل نحو ترجمة موقعه الإلكتروني الى اللغة العربية. لاحظنا اهتمامكم بالحصول على هذا المصدر باللغة العربية وقد تم التاشير عليه للترجمة. اذا كنتم بحاجة لهذا المصدر بشكل مسعجل وضروري لاغراض مهنية، نرجوا مراسلة سكرتاريا المنتدى لمناقشة طلبكم.

Promoting and protecting human rights in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics

الجرافيك Participants at the Being LGBT in Asia Regional Dialogue


Equality and freedom from discrimination are fundamental human rights that belong to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics.

However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region can experience shocking levels of violence, harassment and discrimination.

National human rights institutions (NHRIs) in the Asia Pacific region are strong advocates for the rights of all people, including LGBTI people.

The Yogyakarta Principles provide a framework for the work of our members in this area, which includes research, recommendations for law and policy reform, investigating and resolving complaints and education and awareness raising activities.

Importantly, they do this work by establishing strong partnerships with LGBTI organisations.

To support our members in their efforts, the APF has partnered with UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub to deliver a blended learning training program that builds knowledge and strengthens cooperation between NHRIs and civil society organisations in the Asia Pacific region.

Representatives from APF members and civil society organisations actively working on human rights issues for LGBTI communities are invited to take part in the program, with the goal to build new partnerships and address the pressing human rights challenges facing LGBTI people.


Graphic: Participants at the APF-UNDP training course

New partnerships forged for LGBTI rights

سيريلانكا

A ground-breaking APF workshop has helped establish a series of country-level partnerships to advance the rights of LGBTI people.


Participants from our blended learning course on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics describe the serious challenges facing LGBTI people in the region and the importance of establishing partnerships to advocate for greater respect of their fundamental rights.


The training course – which includes four weeks of online learning, followed by a week-long workshop – is designed to support participants to:

  • Improve their understanding of concepts and terminology related to sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics
  • Understand the international human rights system in relation to issues of sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics
  • Deepen their understanding of the role of NHRIs in this area of work
  • Identify and share opportunities for participating NHRIs and civil society organisations to promote and protect the rights LGBTI people
  • Connect with other NHRI colleagues and civil society organisations working on similar issues.

As part of the workshop, participants ill develop an "action plan" to promote and protect the rights of LGBTI people, which is then presented to decision makers within their respective NHRIs.

The APF will follow up with NHRIs to document responses to the proposed action plans and the progress made in promoting and protecting human rights for LGBTI people.

Blended learning training programs have been held with APF members and civil society organisations in South Asia (started October 2016), South East Asia (started November 2016) and the Pacific (started March 2017).

The APF and UNDP also hosted a global conference in April 2017 to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Yogyakarta Principles.


مصادر الصورة

  1. Participants at the Being LGBT in Asia Regional Dialogue - UNDP/H. Nhan, Flickr; http://bit.ly/28YTE0a