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.