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?”
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”
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”
RuPaul, 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”
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people have distinct experiences of forced displacement compared to non-LGBTIQ+ peers. The evidence of their ongoing persecution, of more severe and long-lasting victimisation and that perpetrators of violence are not only state actors but their families and communities is overwhelming.
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?”
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”