Tools and Strategies

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


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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

Date added: 11/27/2013
Date modified: 11/27/2013
Filesize: 2.66 MB
Downloads: 1364

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.

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

Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 02/27/2013
Filesize: 2.47 MB
Downloads: 1298

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

SOGI human rights tool SOGI human rights tool

Date added: 10/17/2013
Date modified: 10/17/2013
Filesize: 500.14 kB
Downloads: 1256

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.

Urgency required - gay and lesbian rights are human rights Urgency required - gay and lesbian rights are human rights

Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 09/03/2012
Filesize: 5.11 MB
Downloads: 1197

A comprehensive and detailed book from 2008 (300 pages) about LGBT liberation around the world, including autobiographical accounts by LGBT activists as well as strategies developed by LGBT organisations from all continents.

urgency_required_coverWith starting point in the Yogyakarta Principles from 2006 the book explores concepts and strategies for taking steps towards decriminalization and equal rights and treatment. The different chapters describe the situation for LGBT individuals in Europe, Asia and Latinamerica. In conclusion, the book lists human rights principles and declarations particularly important to consider in the protection of LGBT individuals.

SOGI conference toolkit SOGI conference toolkit

Date added: 06/04/2013
Date modified: 06/04/2013
Filesize: 2.11 MB
Downloads: 1112

Oslo konferenceJune 2013, 68 pages

15 and 16 April 2013, South Africa and Norway co-­?chaired an international conference on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Oslo, Norway. The Conference gathered more than 200 participants from 84 countries of all regions of the world.

In all countries of the world, individuals are subjected to discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In order to gather information from all regions, the Oslo conference was preceded by regional seminars in Kathmandu, Paris and Brasilia, in addition to several civil society events in the African region.

Drawing upon these regional seminars, the concluding international conference in Oslo identified key challenges and implementation gaps and summed up lessons learnt, best practices and possible solutions to addressing these human rights violations in a more coherent and systematic manner.

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