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ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST LBT

This slideshow depicts some of the challenges facing lesbians, bisexual women and trans persons in Asia, as well as their rights, according to the Yogyakarta Principles. Presented by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
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on 14 May 2015

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Transcript of ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST LBT

Lesbians
Bisexual Women
Transgender Women
Transgender Men




REASONS FOR LBT SILENCE AND FEAR
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST LESBIANS, BISEXUAL WOMEN & TRANS PERSONS IN ASIA


INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
"International human rights law affirms that all persons, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, are entitled to the full enjoyment of all human rights. The application of existing human rights entitlements should take into account the specific situation and experiences of people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity."
–Preamble to the Yogyakarta Principles
"International human rights law imposes an absolute prohibition of discrimination in regard to the full enjoyment of all human rights, civil, cultural, economic, political and social, that respect for sexual orientation and gender identity is integral to the realization of equality."
–Preamble to the Yogyakarta Principles
"Everyone, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity has the right to security of the person and to protection by the state against violence or bodily harm whether inflicted by government officials or by any individual or group in all spheres of life, including the family."
–Yogyakarta Principle 5
DISCRIMINATION
identity is exposed
MEDIA
targeting for shaming
religious condemnation
POLICE ABUSES
negative publicity
arbitrary questioning
CRIMINALIZATION
fear of arrest
BACKLASH
not seen as real women
arbitrary detention
COUNTRY CONDITIONS

STATE DISCRIMINATION
exclusionary laws
targeted for hate
LBT RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS
right to work
right to adequate standard of living
right to have perpetrators held accountable
right to participate in cultural life and cultural groups
right to adequate housing
right to highest attainable standard of physical and mental health
right to seek asylum
right to found a family and recognition of all forms of family
right to participate in public life
right to promote the protection and realization of human rights
right to effective remedies and redress for violence and discrimination
right to education
right to freedom from
arbitrary arrest or detention
right to a fair trial
right to protection from all forms of exploitation, sale and trafficking as human beings
right to universal enjoyment of human rights
right to universal enjoyment of human rights
right to equality and non-discrimination
right to recognition before the law
right to life without violence
right to protection from violence or bodily harm
right to privacy
right to social security and social protection measures
right to adult consensual same sex relations and same sex partnerships without arbitrary interference
right to freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
right to protection from medically or psychologically coerced treatment
right to freedom of opinion and expression
right to freedom of movement and residence
right to freedom of thought and religion
family rejection
social stigma
fined and jailed
open court appearance
religious penalties
shielding perpetrator
humiliation by police
custodial violence
privacy violation
ignored by HR groups
no understanding of LBT realities
family retaliation
public ridicule
intimidation
pathologized
excluded by women's groups
community rejection
no legal protections
no legal recognition
ISOLATION
constant fear
non-existent services
invisibility of lbt realities
blamed for violence
forced to lead a double life
no legal protections
insensitive services
government condemnation
endorsement of religious homophobia
endorsement of religious transphobia
discriminatory policies
no workplace protections
housing discrimination
no DV protections
no rape protections
no sexual harassment protections
LBT excluded from GBV definiton
LBT excluded from gender equality programs
poorly informed healthcare providers
forced therapy
forced medical treatment
NON STATE VIOLENCE
family violence
parental violence
corrective rape
forced marriage
backlash for supporting LBT human rights
community violence
hate crimes
school bullying
school punishments
partner violence
right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
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