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Guidelines for efforts by Norwegian embassies to promote the rights of LGBT people Guidelines for efforts by Norwegian embassies to promote the rights of LGBT people

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norge guidelines2014, 8 pages

Norway plays an active role as an advocate for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transpersons – LGBT - both in the UN Human Rights Council, the UN General Assembly and bilaterally. The starting point for Norway’s efforts is that human rights apply to everyone, regardless of their sex, social and ethnic background, religion or sexual orientation.

In many countries, securing the rights of LGBT people is a sensitive issue. We have therefore developed brief guidelines for efforts by Norwegian embassies to promote the rights of LGBT people.

The guidelines have been developed in cooperation with Norwegian embassies in Nicaragua, Nepal, Kenya and Uganda.

The guidelines include the following recommendations:

  • Embassies should be aware of the Norwegian policy on LGBTs
  • Human rights efforts must extend to issues relating to LGBT people
  • Embassies should gain an overview of the situation for LGBTs
  • Embassies should raise the general issue of LGBT rights in their talks with authorities
  • Events of arrests or abuse of LGBT people should be monitored and reported

Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Guidelines for the Norwegian Foreign Service Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Guidelines for the Norwegian Foreign Service

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Norway guidelines SOGI2014, 12 pages

Norway is a staunch supporter of the rights of all human beings, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Norway works to protect the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender – LGBT - persons in the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations General Assembly and at country level.

This is a sensitive issue in many countries. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry has therefore developed guidelines for the foreign missions’ work for LGBT persons. The guidelines are developed in collaboration with Norway’s foreign missions in Guatemala, Nepal, Kenya and Uganda.

Universal Periodic Review: A Practical Guide for Civil Society Universal Periodic Review: A Practical Guide for Civil Society

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UPR guide2012, 20 pages

This is a very practical guide, published by the UN, on how an NGO can submit its complaints on breaches of human rights to the Universal Periodic Review. The Practical Guide for Civil Society is available both on line and as a CD ROM in English and French. As well, on line it is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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

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Speaking Out Speaking Out

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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.

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