‘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.


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