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The embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with USAID and UNDP, launch a regional project to help safeguar
February 24, 2015

BANGKOK, February 24, 2015 – The embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), launched a $8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia in Bangkok today.

The ‘Being LGBT in Asia – Phase 2’ project will seek to strengthen and empower LGBTI regional civil society advocacy groups and community networks in China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

“An active civil society will likely further necessary progressive social and legal change that will advance LGBT peoples’ rights, health and well-being,” said Klas Molin, Swedish Ambassador to Thailand. “All citizens have a right to be treated equally in society, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

With funding from UNDP and USAID, the first phase of the ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ initiative resulted in an increased understanding of human rights issues and social environments encountered by LGBTI people and organizations in Asia.

October 29, 2014

Being LGBT in Asia: the Indonesia Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Indonesia including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue that was held in Bali in June 2013.This overview is followed by an examination of the Indonesia experience of prot

October 29, 2014
This report documents the presentations and discussions from the China National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Dialogue (August 16-18, 2013, Beijing), the Asia-China Transgender Community Roundtable (November 11, 2013, Beijing), as well as additional desk research.
 
The China LGBT Community Dialogue brought together participants from all over Mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan). Approximately 60 people participated in Day 1 of the Dialogue from 40 institutions and organizations, representing the full range of China’s LGBT community alongside representatives of the central government, the court system, universities, legal experts and legal-aid organizations and a broad range of civil society organizations. Over 140 participants took part in the next two days of Dialogue from a larger number of NGOs and CBOs from all over China. Ten transgender participants from across China and five transgender community experts from Hong Kong SAR, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Thailand too part in the China-Asia Transgender Community Roundtable. The Dialogue and Roundtable were jointly convened by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
October 29, 2014

The Being LGBT in Asia: Cambodia Country Report, produced by USAID and the United Nations Developme

October 24, 2014

This report reviews the legal and social environment faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Mongolia. It is a product of the Mongolia National LGBT Community Dialogue held on 20–21 March 2014 in Ulaanbaatar as well as a desk review and interviews conducted by the report writers. The National Dialogue brought together a total of 140 participants including LGBT community members and activists, representatives of civil society organizations, human rights experts, UN agencies, the Government of Mongolia and development partners.

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

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