A story of asylum is expert knowledge.
LGBTIQ people seeking asylum and people from refugee backgrounds are the best experts to identify the issues and solutions needed to ensure justice, inclusivity, and equality for all.
Be the one who enables the participation of LGBTIQ refugees in the inaugural conference exclusively dedicated to the issues of LGBTIQ forced displacement.
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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 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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