South Africa: Strategic Pathways to Inclusion and Rights for LGBTI People in Sub-Saharan Africa

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. The agenda includes a “pledge that no one will be left behind” and commitments to prioritize the poorest and most marginalized.

India: Fearing The Unknown- Building An LGBTQ Friendly Culture

Queer community is still unheard in the society and needs champions and leaders to receive their fundamental rights of expression. Keshav Suri and Zainab Patel have unequivocally stood up for the rights of the LGBT community and during the session discussed about the fear of the unknown and violence against the community.

A Set of Proposed Indicators for The LGBTI Inclusion Index

In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNDP is leading efforts to develop an LGBTI Inclusion Index to measure development outcomes for LGBTI people and inform policies, programmes and investments for strengthening LGBTI inclusion and rights.  

Canada to support lesbian, bisexual and trans women’s economic empowerment

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is proud to welcome Global Affairs Canada as a new partner to the Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific programme, with the signing of an agreement to support work on economic empowerment of lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women in the Philippines.

LGBTI Activists Call for Social and Legal Reforms on Zero Discrimination Day

In order to end discrimination and achieve broad acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people across South Asia, coordinated and strategic advocacy efforts to advance both social and legal reforms are needed, said participants at a global forum in Kathmandu this week. 

UNDP: The Sustainable Development Goals: Sexual and Gender Minorities

The UN Resolution 70/1 adopting the 2030 Agenda includes a pledge that “no one will be left behind” as well as commitments to prioritize the poorest and most marginalized.

Eliminating Stigma And Discrimination

In commemoration of the 30th  Anniversary of World AIDS Day, RHM welcomes the news that a Global Partnership for Action to Eliminate All Forms of HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination will be launched on December 10 – Human Rights Day 2018 – and commits to publish and promote research which contributes to the elimination of stigma and discrimination in sexual and reproductive health care.

An Audit On Job Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity In South-East Asia

This report looks into employment discrimination faced by transgender people while seeking employment in four countries in South-East Asia– Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The findings from this study provide direct evidence of discrimination against trans people in job hiring practices in the region.

South-South collaboration to advance legal gender recognition and inclusion of transgender people in South Asia

Participants share good practices on implementing transgender-protective laws, policies and programmes during a session at the Multi-Country South Asia Roundtable on Legal Gender Recognition.