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”
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LGBTIQ+ genocide has never stopped series
Attacks on LGBTIQ+ people in a refugee camp We’d like to introduce to you a blog post series ‘LGBTIQ+ genocide has never stopped’ where we will be telling different stories from around the world. This post is about the attacks that LGBTIQ+ people are subjected to in a refugee camp. Kakuma refugee camp is theContinue reading “LGBTIQ+ genocide has never stopped series”
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?”