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We work towards a world where LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people are included in societies and are safe, free and supported.
Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is the first organisation in Australia to dedicate its work to the issues of LGBTIQ+ forced displacement and be driven by the lived experience of it.
FDPN is established to promote human rights and inclusion of LGBTIQ+ persons in forced displacement through peer support and strengthening services and policy responses.
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- Let’s end violence against LGBTIQ+ peopleToday, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. On this day we want to bring attention to ever rising rates of violence that women experience globally. Sexual and gender-based violence is perpetrated against a person’s will and is based on gender norms and unequal power relationships. In most cases violence isContinue reading “Let’s end violence against LGBTIQ+ people”
- No safety in sight: Forgotten LGBTIQ asylum seekers in TurkeyTurkey has been a transition country for many asylum seekers for decades. The process requires applying for refugee status at the UN office in Ankara. After the first announcement, a refugee is assigned to a city in Turkey, in which they need to stay until the final decision on their cases. Nowadays, this process canContinue reading “No safety in sight: Forgotten LGBTIQ asylum seekers in Turkey”
- Muslim trans people should reclaim their visibility through intersectionality and decolonialityTransgender history in a broader sense of gender variance has existed in cultures worldwide since ancient times. As early as the Iron Age period, archaeologists discovered the evidence of a transgender warrior in southern Russia. They’ve found ‘reliable molecular genetic data’ indicating that she was born ‘male’. In the earliest civilizations throughout Europe, Asia, the MiddleContinue reading “Muslim trans people should reclaim their visibility through intersectionality and decoloniality”
- FDPN is partnering with MasterClassRuPaul, Tan France, Serena Williams, Robin Roberts, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Annie Leibovitz, Gordon Ramsay, Margaret Atwood, Jodie Foster, Massimo Bottura and other world-class professionals will share the knowledge and expertise with LGBTIQ forcibly displaced people! It is possible through a grant program we’ve been awarded by 2020 MasterClass Grant!!! We’ve partnered with MasterClass through the MasterClass GrantsContinue reading “FDPN is partnering with MasterClass”
- Development of the pilot training on the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people in service provisionWe are pleased to inform that Forcibly Displaced People Network has won a grant from Pride Foundation Australia to develop a pilot online training module on inclusive practice for Australian services seeing LGBTIQA+ refugees and people seeking asylum. This module will be targeted at organisations working with asylum-seeking, migrant, refugee and international student populations as well asContinue reading “Development of the pilot training on the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people in service provision”