Partnering with Pride: The Case for Australian Action on Equality in Our Region

Published February 27, 2023
Location Asia Pacific
Issue Others

Ahead of the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference, we’re proud to release Partnering with Pride: The case for Australian action for equality in our region.

The Australian Government has a unique opportunity to show leadership in Asia and the Pacific to advance LGBTIQ+ rights. The report recommends that Australia:

  • Establish targeted funding of $15million per year for LGBTIQ+ community groups in the region to help prevent legal and social stigma and discrimination
  • Develop a strategy to guide its approach on LGBTIQ+ issues in Asia and the Pacific
  • Appoint a high-level role to represent Australia internationally and lead engagement on LGBTIQ+ rights

This report makes the case for Australia to step up as a leader in the inclusion of people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in its foreign policy and development cooperation.

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