Lesbian, bisexual, transgender and other women whose sexual orientation or gender identity or expression does not correspond with dominant norms are routinely subject to some of the most heinous of human rights abuses. They are regularly arrested, forced into psychiatric "treatment" or marriage, denied basic job protections, housing, education, healthcare, and parental rights, brutally attacked, tortured, raped and even murdered just because of how they express their sexuality and gender identity.
IGLHRC has written Equal and Indivisible to help activists challenge the status quo. It is intended to help non-governmental organizations and activists prepare inclusive shadow or alternative reports for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. It draws attention to the fact that all women are equally entitled to and deserving of human rights protections.
Published on July 22, 2009 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization