2021 Impact Report

Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is the first registered LGBTIQ+ refugee-led organisation in Australia. It was officially registered in 2020. FDPN does not receive any funding to cover staff hours. FDPN supports LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers, refugees and forced migrants originating from non- Western countries. We are a member of Refugee Council of Australia, Settlement CouncilContinue reading “2021 Impact Report”

Expressions of Interest: Join as FDPN member or Board Director

Would you thrive in a role that is making a real difference to the lives of forcibly displaced LGBTIQ+ people? Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) is an organisation established to promote the inclusion of LGBTIQ+ forcibly displaced people. We are looking for members to join our organisation. New members can then nominate to serve onContinue reading “Expressions of Interest: Join as FDPN member or Board Director”

Media Release: Australia’s Response To The Situation in Afghanistan Must Be Inclusive for LGBTIQ+ Forcibly Displaced People

Australia’s Response To The Situation in Afghanistan Must Be Inclusive for LGBTIQ+ Forcibly Displaced People 18 August 2021 The Forcibly Displaced People Network (FDPN) we recognise the work of Afghan people who are of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. We mourn the lives lost due to homophobia and transphobia. TheContinue reading “Media Release: Australia’s Response To The Situation in Afghanistan Must Be Inclusive for LGBTIQ+ Forcibly Displaced People”

What you need to know about Census in Australia

What happens if I haven’t completed my Census? If you don’t complete it, you could be fined up to $222 a day. When you need to complete the Census? TONIGHT! Tuesday 10 August 2021You can fill in your form onlineLink to Census https://www.census.abs.gov.au Who needs to participate? Everyone who is living in Australia this includes:Continue reading “What you need to know about Census in Australia”

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 camp

April 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 dilemma

As 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”

Let’s end violence against LGBTIQ+ people

Today, 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 Turkey

Turkey 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 decoloniality

Transgender 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”