Tools and Strategies

Toolkits, guidelines and strategies from development agencies, embassies and global human rights institutions.


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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics at the Universal Periodic Review Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics at the Universal Periodic Review

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2016, 138 pages

The 2016 report by ARC International, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, and ILGA  provides an overview on how the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has shaped the protection of the rights of LGBTI persons to date. It also addresses the challenges and the ways to try and turn the UPR into a greater mechanism to protect the rights of LGBTI persons on the ground. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. The UPR is a significant innovation of the Human Rights Council which is based on equal treatment for all countries. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights. The UPR also includes a sharing of best human rights practices around the globe. 

Report on the implementation of the EU LGBTI Guidelines Report on the implementation of the EU LGBTI Guidelines

Date added: 10/03/2017
Date modified: 10/03/2017
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LGBT EU Cropped

2016, 44 pages

The EU LGBTI Guidelines prescribe a pro-active attitude for EU Delegations and National Embassies of EU countries regarding the promotion of LGBTI rights. Ever since the EU LGBTI Guidelines are in force, COC Netherlands and ILGA-Europe have been receiving mixed signals about their implementation from LGBTI civil society organisations across the world. This survey focuses on the experiences of LGBTI organisations across the world with the EU Delegations and National Embassies of EU Member States.  Results are combined with good practices and suggestions for improvement per priority area and tool.

Diversity in Human Sexuality Diversity in Human Sexuality

Date added: 06/12/2015
Date modified: 06/12/2015
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Diversity in Human SexualityJune 2015, 99 pages

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has published this report examining scientific evidence on sexual practices. The report shows that human sexual behaviour is naturally varied, and should not form a basis for discrimination. It further presents substantial evidence that sexual diversity has always been a normal part of human society. 

The report concludes that tolerance of same-sex orientation benefits communities and positively affects public health, civil society and long-term economic growth.

The report could encourage policymakers, faith leaders and communities to learn about LGBTI people that live in their countries and help inform policies and lawmaking. Efforts should be focused on countering the stigmatisation that creates hostile and violent environments for those who are othered within heteronormative societies.

Speaking Out Speaking Out

Date added: 10/16/2014
Date modified: 10/16/2014
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Speaking Out68 pages, February 2014

The last decade has seen an unprecedented rise in the levels of discrimination, harassment and violence directed towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in sub-Saharan Africa. This toolkit is designed for use by LGBTI activists, individuals and organizations in the sub-Saharan African context. It is intended to equip activists with some of the key concepts and tools around advocacy so that they can effectively persuade others that the human rights of LGBTI people are worth protecting.

??Information and Guidelines for relevant stakeholders on the UPR mechanism ??Information and Guidelines for relevant stakeholders on the UPR mechanism

Date added: 03/05/2014
Date modified: 03/05/2014
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2008, 9 pages


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