LGBTIQ RIGHTS ADVOCATES ISSUE CALL TO ACTION FOR ASIA PACIFIC HUMANITARIAN SYSTEM
Delegates from last month’s groundbreaking conference in Bangkok on improving the inclusion of LGBTIQ people in the Asia Pacific response to conflicts and natural disasters have issued a call to action for the region’s humanitarian sector.
The Pride In The Humanitarian System conference was produced by a range of Asia Pacific HIV and LGBTIQ community networks as well as various international agencies, and the organising coalition this week released the final call to action which was developed by delegates during the conference.
The call to action contains a range of recommendations to address systemic challenges and integrate LGBTIQ issues and leadership in humanitarian mechanisms across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
The Pride in the Humanitarian System conference was organized collaboratively by APCOM, International Planned Parenthood Foundation, Edge Effect, Asia Pacific Transgender Network, UN Women and ASEAN SOGIE Caucus.