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”
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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?”
Speakers’ corner at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum
Refugee Women Organising: Identifying protection needs, building solidarity, working towards solutions Presented by Tina Dixson (refugee co-sponsor, PhD Candidate ANU) and Renee Dixson (PhD Candidate ANU) [speech transcript] In many countries, for LGBTIQ people fear for their life is a daily experience. 30% of UN member states legally discriminate LGBTIQ people, in 11 countries death penalty is inContinue reading “Speakers’ corner at the 2019 Global Refugee Forum”
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this post we gather all relevant links to help our lesbian, bi, queer women, trans women and men, intersex and non-binary people to stay healthy and find inclusive information about breast cancer. We know that our communities have much lower screening rates. For those who have experienced forcedContinue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”
Webinar: Breaking the Silence about LGBTIQ Refugees
On the 18th of June in the context of World Refugee Day and the Pride Month, Forcibly Displaced Network held a webinar titled Breaking the Silence About LGBTIQ+ Refugees. We aimed to discuss the experiences of LGBTIQ+ forced displacements that often fall off the agenda and offer action points for those wanting to support these communities.Continue reading “Webinar: Breaking the Silence about LGBTIQ Refugees”
What can an ally to LGBTIQ+ refugees do?
Learn about the plight of LGBTIQ+ refugees You can become a refugee for simply being an LGBTIQ+ person. There are over 70 countries in the world that criminalise and persecute LGBTIQ+ people. Violence, abuse, discrimination and injustices are perpetrated not only by states but also often family and society. LGBTIQ+ women are subjected to forcedContinue reading “What can an ally to LGBTIQ+ refugees do?”
Indifference, the second most powerful weapon against LGBTIQ+ people
We talk a lot about homophobia and transphobia being the first weapon against LGBTIQ persons. We rarely hear about the second most powerful weapon against LGBTIQ forcibly displaced people which is indifference. This week marked 40 days since Sarah Hegazy took her own life. Sarah Hegazi was kidnapped by Egyptian secret services charged with terrorism,Continue reading “Indifference, the second most powerful weapon against LGBTIQ+ people”