STATE POLICY FOR TRANSGENDERS IN KERALA, 2015

The Government of Kerala approved and ordered the application of the State Policy for Transgender Persons in Kerala in 2015. The policy aims to enforce the constitutional rights of transgender persons as mandated by the Supreme Court in NALSA v. Union of India. The policy recognises that transgender persons are facing injustice at several places […]

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TRANSGENDER PERSONS WELFARE POLICY, 2018 (PAKISTAN)

In August 2018, the Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA), Pakistan published the Transgender Persons Welfare Policy. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed the government to draft the policy after noting the issues faced by transgender persons in Pakistan and other developing countries. This is the first policy in Pakistan which deals explicitly with transgender persons. IDENTIFICATION […]

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BORN FREE AND EQUAL (UNDP, 2012)

This report was published by the UN in 2012. It aims to list the legal obligations of all member states towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons. The objective of the report is to not only assess the needs of the LGBT community internationally but also at a state-specific level, to ensure effective implementation. […]

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LIVING FREE AND EQUAL (UNDP, 2016)

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) published the Living Free and Equal Report in 2016. This report documents the steps that member-states have taken to protect the human rights of LGBTI persons. The report references more than 200 initiatives that have been introduced in 65 countries. It also focuses on providing an overview of policy […]

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BEING LGBT IN ASIA (UNDP, 2014)

The United Nations Development Programme published this report in 2014. This report was part of a larger initiative pertaining to LGBT issues in Asia. The report analyses the legal and social environment for LGBT persons in Nepal, in the context of political developments. This report was the outcome of a participatory dialogue between the Government and […]

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THE VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF LGBTI PERSONS IN NEPAL (GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR SEXUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, 2013)

The Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights, in collaboration with the Blue Diamond Society published this report in 2013. This report identifies the ongoing human rights violations against sexual minorities in Nepal. It also considers the Nepali government’s compliance with the International Covenant on  Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Further, it makes recommendations to […]

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RAPID SITUATION ASSESSMENT OF TRANSGENDER PERSONS IN SRI LANKA (INSTITUTE FOR PARTICIPATORY INTERACTION IN DEVELOPMENT, 2016)

The Institute for Participatory Interaction in Development published a report in 2016 on the status of transgender persons in Sri Lanka. It sought to examine access of transgender persons to healthcare. Specifically, for the prevention and treatment of HIV. It detailed a study conducted to ascertain healthcare available to transgender persons in Sri Lanka. The […]

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ALL FIVE FINGERS ARE NOT THE SAME (HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, 2016)

This report was published by Human Rights Watch in 2016. It is based on interviews with 61 LGBTI persons in 4 cities. The report describes experiences of discrimination faced by LGBTI persons in Sri Lanka. It notes that LGBTI persons are susceptible to abuse by the state, including arbitrary detention, lack of access to healthcare, […]

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