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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7433" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 6 Human rights instruments such as the Yogyakarta Principles (2007) affirm that persons with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions (SOGIE)—also referred to under the umbrella term LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer) persons—are equally entitled to the same human rights as all other individuals. Here is a resource for good practices in integrating gender into humanitarian action and rights. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7420" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] MAKING THE UN WORK FOR YOU – A TOOLKIT ON UN ADVOCACY FOR TRANS ACTIVISTS The United Nations is the primary international body charged with the promotion and protection of human rights, and it has numerous mechanisms for upholding this area of responsibility. In this context, the mechanisms of the UN can provide a valuable tool to focus attention on universal human rights and to bring pressure to bear on governments to live up to their...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7417" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A Simple Guide to UN Treaty Bodies The treaty bodies were created to monitor and encourage States to uphold and implement their international obligations under the above-mentioned international human rights treaties. The treaty bodies are international committees of independent experts who monitor State parties’ implementation of each of the nine core human rights treaties and their optional protocols. DOWNLOAD PDF IN ENGLISH DOWNLOAD PDF IN SPANISH DOWNLOAD PDF IN FRENCH DOWNLOAD PDF IN ARABIC DOWNLOAD PDF IN CHINESE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7410" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY SYSTEM The United Nations Human Rights Treaty System Fact Sheet #30. This Fact Sheet provides a general introduction to the core international human rights treaties and the committees, or “treaty bodies”, that monitor their implementation by State parties. The nine core international human rights treaties covered in this Fact Sheet set international standards for the protection and promotion of human rights to which States can subscribe by becoming a party. DOWNLOAD...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7402" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Rainbow in Context - LGBTIQ Persons in SEA This report presents an overview of the situation of LGBTIQ persons within ASEAN. Its objectives are: a.) to describe the persistent and emerging challenges in the promotion and protection of the rights of LGBTIQ people in Southeast Asia; b.) to discuss recent successes gained in the realization of the rights of LGBTIQ people; and c.) to offer recommendations on engaging with ASEAN, particularly through its human rights...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7377" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Defending the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity Defending the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly is a joint report by ARC International, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association (ILGA), International Service for Human Rights and OutRight Action International. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7374" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Treaty Bodies Annual Reports Every year ILGA publishes its annual Treaty Bodies reports, a compilation and analysis of SOGIESC references made by UN Committees. This is a key tool for advocates to clearly identify what has been recommended to their State, and also to see how they can influence future recommendations to better-serve local needs. DOWNLOAD PDF[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7368" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Trans Legal Mapping Report The Trans Legal Mapping Report is a research project of ILGA’s Gender Identity and Gender Expression Programme. First released in 2016, the report offers a worldwide compilation of laws, policies and processes for trans and gender-diverse people to change their sex/gender markers and names on official documents, as well as the requirements for these processes. The 2017 edition includes additional features – a section on legal gender recognition and international law, a...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7331" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] SOGIE Messaging Toolkit This is a manual by activists for activists and members of the SOGIE community. As activists one of our main jobs is that of trying to persuade other people to see the world differently, to stop doing one thing, and start doing another. As sexual orientation and gender identity activists living and working in places where we are criminalised, where forming organizations is sometimes prohibited, and stigmatisation and discrimination is real and dangerous...