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Sexual orientation, Gender identity and International Human Rights Law Sexual orientation, Gender identity and International Human Rights Law

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Date added: 02/27/2013
Date modified: 02/27/2013
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SOGI and HR LawDrawing on the Yogyakarta Principles, the Practitioners’ Guide from 2009 has been written to provide judges, lawyers, and activists a detailed understanding of the legal foundations for the protection of people victimized on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  

The Practitioners’ Guide offers a comprehensive review of the principles of non-discrimination, equality, and privacy.  It then analyzes the scope and nature of the legal prohibition against some of the most severe violations – torture, deprivation of liberty, extrajudicial and arbitrary executions, and denial of the rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly.  

Through the Practitioners’ Guide, the hope is to increase awareness of human rights principles that protect people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as to encourage legal advocacy.

The guide can be downloaded in French, Spanish and Nepali from International Commission of Jurists.

Demanding credibility and sustaining activism. A guide to sexuality-based advocacy Demanding credibility and sustaining activism. A guide to sexuality-based advocacy

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Date added: 06/14/2012
Date modified: 02/27/2013
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demanding credibilityGlobal Rights collaborates with local partners to expand the understanding of sexuality-related violence and discrimination in human rights terms, as well as to respond to specific human rights cases.

This guide from 2008 provides case studies, showing how to strengthen human rights campaign efforts. It demonstrates how communities can be mobilized to respond to abuses and prevent additional suffering, and how people can bring strategic court cases to build a more solid legal foundation for the rights of LGBTI persons, while also creating alliances with other marginalized groups. The guide also includes a broad material resource list of reports in the LGBTI area

The Norwegian Government’s action plan - Improving quality of life among LGBT persons 2009 - 2012 The Norwegian Government’s action plan - Improving quality of life among LGBT persons 2009 - 2012

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Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 09/03/2012
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In 2008 the Norwegian Government took a number of steps to safeguard social diversity and to strengthen efforts to combat discrimination.

The goal is a society characterised by openness, tolerance and inclusion. By means of this action plan the Norwegian Government wishes to place the LGBT perspective in all policy areas and in the ministries involved. Besides that they wish to integrate knowledge concerning the needs and challenges of the LGBT group in the various public services. LGBT persons are entitled to a school without the risk of bullying and violence. Threats of forced marriage must be met with offers of support and counselling. In working life, safety representatives and employers must acquire the necessary knowledge to deal with exclusion and bullying.

An Activist’s Guide to The Yogyakarta Principles An Activist’s Guide to The Yogyakarta Principles

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Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 02/27/2013
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Activist_guide_to_Yogyakarta_Principles_-_coverAn introduction to the Yogyakarta Principles, to facilitate a deeper understanding of the Principles and to encourage their use and their promotion (2010).

The guide is targeted primarily at activists working on LGBTI issues, but is also likely to be of interest to others engaged in the promotion of human rights: grassroots human rights defenders, national equality bodies, lawyers, NGOs, and others.

Structured in four sections, where especially the third section - a collection of case studies illustrating the impact of the Yogyakarta principles - is very interesting. Here you find examples on how to challenge oppressive legal standards, develop new government policy, seek a more responsive government, educate the public and build a movement. One example illustrates how human rights training for lesbians and transgender women in Lebanon helped them mobilize a strong movement

Women loving women in Africa and Asia Women loving women in Africa and Asia

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Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 02/27/2013
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This comprehensive report from 2011 (500 pages) is the result of the work of a group of women from Asia and Africa who came together to research into the conditions of women in same-sex relations in their countries.

The report examines LGBT cases from both Africa (Botswana), central Asia and Bangladesh. The purpose of the project is also that the researchers will produce more products, such as books, brochures, articles, films, or other audiovisual items, to continue the fight for sexual justice.

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