‘Being LGBTI in Asia’: Exploring the UNDP Project

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Being LGBTI in Asia: Exploring the UNDP Project

Date: 27 June 2018 | Venue: S211, Paul Webley Wing | 1400-1600

6 - UNDP Panel

This panel us being convened by UNDP’s ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ project, a unique programme working at a pan Asia level to address violence and discrimination against LGBTQI+ persons. The panel will focus on various topics covered by the project; all the studies commissioned are multi-country and have a comparative outlook on laws and policies on LGBTI issues in Asia.

Speakers:

LGBTI People and Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics in China, Philippines and Thailand (3 countries) – Prof Yiu-Tung Suen, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Know Violence: Exploring the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in South Asia – Speaker TBD

Legal Gender Recognition: A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia (9 counties) – Eszter Kismodi, Health and human right consultant

An Advocacy Vista: a regional study of LGBTI civil society engagement with the UN human rights mechanisms (12 countries) – Sheherezade Kara, Human rights consultant

Access to employment for trans people in 4 countries – Joe Wong, Regional Programme Manager, Asia Pacific Transgender Network

Chair: Edmund Settle, Policy Advisor, United Nations Development Programme, Bangkok