International Best Practice Guide to Equality on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Outright, April 2018

Headquartered in New York City, OutRight is the only global LGBTIQ-specific organization with a permanent presence at the United Nations in New York that advocates for human rights progress for LGBTIQ people. This guide highlights promising progress from some countries in early or interim stages of introducing measures which safeguard sexual and gender minorities from harm.

It is intended to offer tools and ideas which can support states considering how to ensure equality for sexual and gender minorities. As there is no one way to ensure equality, this guide explores different countries that have initiated different solutions suitable to their national contexts.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Reforming Laws and Policies
Constitutional Protections
Case Study: Fiji
Law Reform
Case Study: Botswana
Improving Health Outcomes
Case Study: Jamaica
National Leadership Statements
Changing Attitudes
Case Study: Pakistan
Legislation Inspiring Policy Reform
Case Study: Belize
Holistic Reforms
Case Study: Malta
Conclusions

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Charter of Ethical Practice (FGM)

This Charter promotes a human rights approach for those working on the issue on FGM/C.

It is intended to empower women and community members by providing a guide to practice that is underpinned by the human rights principles of participation, accountability, non-discrimination, respect, empowerment, self-determination and inclusion.

This Charter has been developed by community women as part of Human Rights course developed by SWSi Institute of TAFE NSW Granville College Social and Community Services Section for African Women Australia to articulate a basis for applying standards across all sectors.

View the charter at this link: FGM CHARTER 2014 final