The Courage Unfolds Campaign and video highlight the issues faced by LGBT people in Asia and encourage the use of the Yogyakarta Principles as a tool to promote LGBT human rights.
The Courage Unfolds Campaign calls for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to be protected by law, respected by society, and accepted by family. It is a call for the use of the Yogyakarta Principles as a tool to ensure the respect, protection and promotion by governments of the human rights of all people - including LGBT people. This set of international legal principles addresses the application of international law to human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
To achieve this goal, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is asking activists, LGBT groups, human rights defenders, and concerned citizens to join the campaign.
As central to this campaign, IGLHRC's Asia Program has produced a documentary film - Courage Unfolds - highlighting the issues faced by LGBT people in Asia and how the Yogyakarta Principles are a relevant and effective tool that LGBT activists can use in their advocacy for human rights.
In order to reach 10,000 activists, in at least 29 Asian Countries (for each of the 29 Yogyakarta Principles) by Human Rights Day on December 10, 2011:
LEARN: Learn more about the Yogyakarta Principles and LGBT activism in Asia by watching the Courage Unfolds documentary
SHARE: Tell your friends and community about this Campaign and how they can join you. Share your actions with us and others on IGLHRCs Courage Unfolds Map.
ACT: Screen Courage Unfolds, hold a rally, a training or a community event, write about using the Yogyakarta Principles, or petition your government to address violence and discrimination against LGBT people.