Regional Learning Session on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) and Child Rights

The regional learning session served as a safe space for meaningful dialogue between child rights advocates, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) advocates to find synergies for cross-movement collaboration. The workshop took into consideration some existing developments how child rights discourse and frameworks can be useful in furthering LGBTIQ human rights in Southeast Asia. Likewise, the activity enabled LGBTIQ advocates to raise concerns faced by LGBTIQ and gender-diverse children and to generate ideas how such can be addressed using child rights and broader human rights frameworks.

A key theme observed from the workshop was the need to mainstream child rights within LGBTIQ activitism and vice versa. Joint actions from the workshop included:

  1. Collect case studies relating to LGBTIQ or gender non conforming children;
  2. Provide staff training on intersex and transgender issues for child rights organizations;
  3. Provide spaces for sharing knowledge about LGBTIQ issues to child rights groups, and vice-versa;
  4. Find entry points within society to mainstream LGBTIQ and children's issues, such as professional organizations and other important social institutions.
Published 2019-05-28

Document Information

Publication year
2019
Format
pdf, 13p.
Creative Commons License
Attribution Non-Commercial
Our thematic areas
Child Rights Governance
Content Type
Reports

Document Information

Publication year
2019
Format
pdf, 13p.
Creative Commons License
Attribution Non-Commercial
Our thematic areas
Child Rights Governance
Content Type
Reports