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

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Date added: 03/05/2014
Date modified: 03/05/2014
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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.

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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Date added: 02/13/2014
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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.

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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Date added: 02/13/2014
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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

Creating Spaces. Common issues, lessons learnt and ways forward for people involved in the development of LGBTI organisations Creating Spaces. Common issues, lessons learnt and ways forward for people involved in the development of LGBTI organisations

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Date added: 11/27/2013
Date modified: 11/27/2013
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Skrmbillede 2013-11-27 kl. 10.18.372012, 126 pages

Inspirational publication on the development of LGBTI organisations.

Over the years, the many people involved in this sector have gathered an enormous wealth of implicit knowledge on how these organisations work, how they relate to each other and how they develop themselves. This publication captures some of their practices and will make their organisational lessons learnt more explicit. Making these lessons more accessible will support practitioners who are involved in one way or another in the development of LGBTI organisations, whether they be activists, funders, capacity enhancers, networkers, programmers, lobbyists or whichever other role or combinations of roles.

One of the chapters deals specifically with LGBTI people and organisations in a hostile environment.

SOGI human rights tool SOGI human rights tool

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Date added: 10/17/2013
Date modified: 10/17/2013
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GIZ toolOctober 2013, 9 pages

This electronic info-tool seeks to motivate development practitioners to consider human rights relating to sexual orientation and gender identity in development cooperation programmes. It introduces the relevant human rights framework, sketches out the situation of LGBTI in different regions, and gives examples of how German development cooperation has dealt with human rights relating to sexual orientation and gender identity so far.

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