UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Calls for Justice for Victims of Sexual and Gender-based Violence

The U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said the country’s military must stop using sexual and gender-based violence to terrorise and punish ethnic minorities.

Myanmar university investigates suicide of gay librarian

A Myanmar university said on Wednesday it had suspended three staff while it investigates the suicide of a gay employee who said he was bullied at work in social media posts widely shared in the conservative Asian country.

Human Rights Watch Country Profiles: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Myanmar: Engaging ‘hidden’ men who have sex with men and transgender women in HIV prevention

As many as 50% of MSM and TW may conceal their same-sex preferences and behaviors, yet little is known about the barriers faced by those who are locally regarded as 'hidden' - that is, MSM who do not disclose same-sex preferences and/or identify as gay. 

Opening statement and global update of human rights concerns by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein at 38th session of the Human Rights Council

As this is my last global update to the Human Rights Council in a regular session – and before I turn, once again, to the important matter of access and cooperation – I wish to draw on some final reflections.

In Thai tourist spots, a hidden world of male sex slavery

“There is greater stigma around sexual abuse of boys in some cultures, including in Thailand,” said Damian Kean at ECPAT International

General Assembly Meeting on Implementation of Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

Progress Remains Fragile, Uneven, Says Secretary-General; Assembly President Adds: We Are on Right Path, Should Be Hopeful, Never Complacent

Online Survey To Lift Lid On Sex Lives Of Young Gay Men In South East Asia

A ground breaking new survey is aiming to find out more about the sex lives and health of young gay and bisexual men in the greater Mekong region of South East Asia to help improve the regional response to alarming rates of HIV transmission.

Philippines: Are we progressing from insult to inclusion? Expert consultation on education sector responses to violence on basis of SOGIE

Governments across the Asia-Pacific region have signed on to a range of international agreements to protect and uphold the rights of all children and young people to a safe and quality education.