Being LGBTI in Asia: Exploring the UNDP Project (Panel)

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Being LGBTI in Asia: Exploring the UNDP Project (Panel)

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

C6 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 expression, and sex characteristics in China, the Philippines and Thailand – Professor Suen Yiu-tung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Legal Gender Recognition: A multi-country legal and policy review in Asia – Eszter Kismodi, International Human Rights Lawyer

An Advocacy Vista: a regional study of LGBTI civil society engagement with the UN human rights monitoring mechanisms – Ryan Silverio, Regional Manager, ASEAN Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression Caucus

Denied Work: An audit of employment discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the Asia – Joe Wong, Programme Manager, Asia Pacific Transgender Network

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

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


Speakers on this panel sponsored by United Nations Development Programme