LGBT Rights Advocates: We Are ASEAN

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights advocates from Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand received support from Freedom House, as they participated in civil society initiatives organized in light of ASEAN & East Asia Summits, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from November 18 to November 20. They joined a number of LGBT rights advocates from the region in working to ensure that the rights of LGBT persons are part of the ongoing regional human rights dialogue, and are fully guaranteed in the now-adopted ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. Freedom House also co-hosted a symposium in Washington D.C. on November 28, which provided in-depth insights on ASEAN's Human Rights Declaration.


LGBT Rights in ASEAN (video in English) LGBT Rights in ASEAN (video in English with Vietnamese subtitles)

Brought to you by LGBT rights advocates in ASEAN countries including:

Cambodia: Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), blog:
Malaysia: Justice for Sisters
Philippines: Rainbow Rights Project, e-mail: [email protected]
Indonesia: Vien Tanjung, Indonesia for Humans    
Singapore: Sayoni
Thailand: Foundation for SOGI Rights and Justice (FOR-SOGI), FB:
Vietnam: Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (isee)

Supported by:

Freedom House, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), and UNDP Asia-Pacific Resource Centre

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