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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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- 70 years of Refugee Convention: who is left behind?This week marks the 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention. For the past 70 years, thanks to the international human rights law displaced people have been getting access to safety and protection. But who is left behind? While LGBTIQ+ people who are subjected to persecution can seek asylum and get a refugee status, theContinue reading “70 years of Refugee Convention: who is left behind?”
- Another life is taken: statement on the death of an LGBTIQ+ refugee in Kakuma campApril 13, 2021 Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) condemns all targeted and hate based violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) asylum seekers and refugees currently stranded in refugee camps and similar temporary accommodation across the world. FDPN was made aware through a media statement by UNHCR in Kenya that an LGBTIQ+Continue reading “Another life is taken: statement on the death of an LGBTIQ+ refugee in Kakuma camp”
- Visibility without acceptance: the transgender people of colour dilemmaAs we celebrate the TGDoV this 31st March, in 2021 already at least 15 transgender person of colour have been killed. The 2019 marked the deadliest year with 331 trans and gender diverse people death.[i] This number is likely to be much higher because in most countries, data on murdered trans and gender-diverse people are not systematicallyContinue reading “Visibility without acceptance: the transgender people of colour dilemma”
- 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”