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The Ninth Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia at the close of March. Ging Cristobal, Asia Project Coordinator for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, attended the forum for the second time this year and shared about the experience in a blog post on the New Civil Rights Movement.
During the conference, Ging collaborated with a caucus of Southeast Asian LGBT human rights defenders around human rights issues of LGBTI individuals in the region. The group issued a statement with a specific set of demands aimed at improving human rights, including the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity protections in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration that will be introduced at the ASEAN Plus Summit in November.
To read Ging’s report in full, visit: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/lgbt-report-from-the-peoples-forum-in-phnom-pehn-cambodia/civil-rights/2012/04/30/38708
Read the 2012 LGBT Caucus Statement, titled “Inclusion of SOGI issues and Rights in the ACSC/APF and in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration.”
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), founded in 1990, is a leading international human rights organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We are dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the LGBT human rights movement worldwide to conduct documentation of LGBT human rights violations and by engaging in human rights advocacy with partners around the globe. We work with entities that include the United Nations, regional human rights monitoring bodies and civil society partners. For more information about the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission visit: www.iglhrc.org.