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Supporting the initiatives of our members

Graphic: Participants at a workshop hosted by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission

In 2010, the APF coordinated a joint funding application to secure financial support to assist four member institutions implement a range of targeted activities to raise awareness and bolster protection for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The projects all took place prior to April 2011.

The Australian Human Rights Commission held consultations and prepared a report for the federal Government on developing specific legal protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as ensuring that the Government's Human Rights Framework leads to greater equality for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

The National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia undertook an analysis of the national legal framework for discriminatory elements, as well as helped raise awareness among the estimated 80,000 LGBT people in the country of their rights, the Yogyakarta Principles and existing mechanisms to address human rights violations.

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission supported a major regional human rights workshop – held in March 2011 as part of the 2nd Asia Pacific OutGames – to draw attention to the role that NHRIs can play in promoting the Yogyakarta Principles.

The Philippines Commission on Human Rights established a partnership with a national LGBT group, examined and assessed existing national laws and policies, advocated on the rights of LGBT people and developed a human rights education module for local government and community groups which, following a formal evaluation, can be delivered in a broader range of settings.

Separately, in 2010, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia completed a study on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


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  1. Participants at a workshop hosted by the New Zealand Human Rights Commission - New Zealand Human Rights Commission