The Malay Mail Highlights OutRight's Work in the Philippines with Police

Learn from Filipino counterparts and engage with LGBT community

Since the end of 2013, OutRight has been conducting workshops at different police stations to sensitize police about LGBT concerns to improve police responses to crimes related to LGBT communities. Work continues for the next phase where we plan to have concrete policy changes inside the police in their operational procedures and incorporate SOGIE into the police academy curriculum. This article comments on the work OutRight has done in the Philippines with local police and how Malaysian police could benefit from such trainings.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 ― A transgender rights group told local police today to engage with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBTQ) community here, highlighting the Philippines police force that has undergone sensitisation training with such groups.

It goes on further to mention:

US-based human rights organisation OutRight Action International, formerly known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, said in a statement in February 2013 that it has partnered with the Philippines National Police Human Rights Affairs Office to start a gender and sexuality training programme to sensitise police officers when engaging with LGBT people.

“The aim of this engagement with the LGBT sector is to sensitise the police force to bring about attitudinal change that greatly affects how the police enforce the rule of law and to make the necessary recommendations to incorporate inclusion of LGBT issues and rights in the formal training program of instructions (POI) in the policies and standard procedures of the police force,” Police Chief Superintendent Nestor Fajura, chief of the Philippines National Police Human Rights Affairs Office, was quoted saying.

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