Regional Workshop to Promote Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Persons in ASEAN. ASEAN SOGIE Caucus. (2017)

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The ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, in partnership with Trung Tâm ICS in Vietnam, organized the Regional Workshop to Promote Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Persons in ASEAN. Allies from the academe, the child rights movement, community organizations, and Vietnam’s Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) gathered to discuss key issues regarding families and their relationships with LGBTIQ people, good practices in promoting family acceptance, and potential strategies to move the advocacy forward in Southeast Asia. This area of LGBTIQ advocacy is critical given the symbolic and cultural power families have in the region, which are often considered the fundamental units of society and the nation.


Keywords: SOGIE, discrimination, bullying, acceptance

 

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Joint Submission on the Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Persons in the Philippines Universal Periodic Review, 3rd Cycle, 2017. ASEAN SOGIE Caucus. (2017)

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Various LGBT organizations submitted a report in line with the 3rd Cycle UPR. The report raised several issues such as continuous murders of LGBT persons, discrimination in the workplace, lack of access to social services and protection, and violence against LGBT children.

 

 

Keywords: Philippines, discrimination, violence, children

 


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“Everyone Blames Me” Barriers to Justice and Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivors in India. Human Rights Watch. (2017)

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This  report, finds that women and girls who survive rape and other sexual violence often suffer humiliation at police stations and hospitals. Police are frequently unwilling to register their complaints, victims and witnesses receive little protection, and medical professionals still compel degrading “two-finger” tests. These obstacles to justice and dignity are compounded by inadequate health care, counseling, and legal support for victims during criminal trials of the accused.


Keywords: violence, health care, counseling, discrimination, laws

 

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Using the UN Human Rights System to Advocate for Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief. Open Society Foundations. (2017)

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This toolkit is intended to serve as a resource for organizations considering advocating for increased access to palliative care and pain relief as a human right within the United Nations human rights system. It clarifies what human rights are and how they are relevant to palliative care, as well as what the UN Human Rights System is. It also presents why and how to engage with the UN human rights system to advocate for increased availability and accessibility of quality palliative care and pain relief.

 

Keywords: medicines, rights, health care, treatment

 

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IDPC Progress Report 2016-2017. International Drug Policy Consortium. (2017)

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It has been just over one year since the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs (UNGASS) that took place in April 2016, and for IDPC it has been another busy and productive period. There was much to do following the UNGASS to analyse and unpack the outcomes, reflect on the lessons learned and most importantly, capitalise on the growth in the visibility, credibility and reach that the IDPC network gained from being front and centre of civil society efforts in the UNGASS process. A key focus has been on supporting our members and other civil society partners to leverage the progress made in the Outcome Document on human rights, harm reduction, criminal justice reform, etc. in national and regional policy debates. 


Keywords: civil society, drugs, advocacy, harm reduction

 

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“Just Let Us Be” Discrimination Against LGBT Students in the Philippines. Human Rights Watch. (2017)

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This report documents the range of abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in secondary school. It details widespread bullying and harassment, discriminatory policies and practices, and an absence of supportive resources that undermine the right to education under international law and put LGBT youth at risk.


Keywords: LGBT, youth, discrimination, violence

 

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“I Want to Live With My Head Held High” Abuses in Bangladesh’s Legal Recognition of Hijras. Human Rights Watch. (2016)

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This report documents abuses suffered by a group of hijras, when they were forced to undergo so-called medical examinations at a hospital in Dhaka, the capital, in 2015, as part of a government employment program. The medical exams were ordered as part of the routine government hiring procedure, but absent a clear procedure to identify and respect hijras, hospital staff responded based on their own personal biases.  Although a 2013 directive from the cabinet recognizes hijras as a third gender, the government has not developed rights-based procedures for changing their gender on official documents, leaving them open to abuse when they seek to assert their rights, Human Rights Watch found. 


Keywords: human rights, transgender, gender, stigma, discrimination

 

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Global Tuberculosis Report 2017. WHO. (2017)

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WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in the context of recommended global TB strategies and targets endorsed by WHO’s Member States and broader development goals set by the United Nations.

 

Keywords: SDGs, TB, ART, treatment, prevention, diagnosis

 


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My Health, My Right — World AIDS Day, 1 December 2017. UNAIDS. (2017)

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The right to health is the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, as enshrined in the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. This includes the right of everyone, including people living with and affected by HIV, to the prevention and treatment of ill health, to make decisions about one’s own health and to be treated with respect and dignity and without discrimination.


Keywords: HIV, rights, health, #myrighttohealth campaign

 

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Putting People at the Heart of the HIV Response. International HIV/AIDS Alliance. (2017)

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The Alliance uses a person-centred approach to increase access to quality HIV and health services and to realise the human rights of people living with HIV and others affected by HIV.

This means that we look at health from an individual perspective. We consider health as much more than the absence of illness and think holistically about an individual’s full range of needs, desires, capacities and human rights.

Our person-centred approach is based on the values of equality, equity, power and integration, which underpin our interventions at all levels: individual, peers, family and community, services, Alliance practitioners, and the legal and policy environment.

 

Keywords: HIV, response, human rights, stigma, violence

 

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