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Queer refugee women an invisible minority in Australia, experts say

Starobserver, Matthew Wade, September 2018

Queer refugee women are often left out of the conversation around those seeking asylum in Australia, but one same-sex couple is fighting to change that. Matthew Wade reports.

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Radio interview with Sally Goldner, Out of the Pan

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CEDAW Shadow Report: LGBTI Asylum-Seeking & Refugee Women

This report is a submission by the Queer Sisterhood Project to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (“the CEDAW Committee” or the “Committee”) on the occasion of its consideration of the State of Australia’s implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the 70th session taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, 2-20th July 2018.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement experience compounding protection challenges and distinct vulnerabilities. Threats against LGBTI persons occur in all refugee situations, including cultural shame and stigma, life-threatening discrimination, physical violence, sexual and gender-based violence, sexual exploitation, prejudice from officials, humanitarian staff and/or refugee populations.

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