New additions to the ARC team
ARC International is very pleased to announce two new members of our team. The newly created position of Research and Information Officer will be held by Dodo Karsay, currently living in Berlin, and our Communications Officer position will be held by Mariana Winocur from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Best wishes for 2016 from ARC International
ARC International wishes the best of the new year to our partners and friends
Call for applications: International dialogue 2016
ARC International and MantiQitna are pleased to circulate this call for applications to: International dialogue on the intersections of culture/tradition with human rights related to gender and sexuality.
The Dialogue will take place from February 19-23, 2016. This is the sixth of ARC’s International Dialogues, which bring together activists from around the world to share information, strategies and best practices. Read here the reports of our Dialogues in Brazil, Geneva, South Korea, South Africa, Argentina and Saint Lucia.
Please see the application forms below in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
Arabic: International dialogue 2016 Application Form
English: International dialogue 2016 Application Form
French: International dialogue 2016 Application Form
Spanish: International dialogue 2016 Application Form
The Dialogue is open to participants from ALL regions, however, there will be a particular focus on strategies for the MENA region.
Deadline for applications has been extended to DECEMBER 28, 2015.
Job Openings with ARC International
Since 2003, ARC International has been advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. ARC plays a unique role in facilitating strategic planning around LGBT issues internationally, strengthening global networks, and enhancing access to UN mechanisms. Please visit our website at www.arc-international.net for more information about our activities. We currently have two vacancies:
JOB DESCRIPTION I
Job title: Communications Officer
JOB DESCRIPTION II
Job title: Research and Information Officer
Deadline for application is November 26, 2015. Find details of the job postings here: 2015 Vacancies at ARC International
ARC International is committed to equality and non-discrimination and affirming diversity in all matters relating to hiring and employment.
30th Human Rights Council Report
Geneva, September 14, 2015 – October 2, 2015
The 30th Session of the Human Rights Council did not have a specific focus on LGBTI issues. However a significant step forward in this Council session, was the specific attention paid to transgender and intersex human rights concerns.
The fact that the High Commissioner mentioned the rights of intersex persons in a wider speech on human rights concerns in the world underscored the gravity of rights violations being faced by intersex persons in all regions of the world. By having separate side events on both intersex and transgender rights, an effort was made to disaggregate the LGBTI acronym and promote a greater education on otherwise marginalized groups and populations.
LGBTI issues were raised in many spaces indicating the increasing mainstreaming of LGBTI concerns. The increased mainstreaming was accompanied by strong opposition from those states which did not see LGBTI rights as human rights. In short the polarized debate at the 30 HRC on LGBTI rights continued.
Programme of work
Order of the day
Bulletin of informal meetings
Room reservation for parallel events
Resolutions, decisions and President’s statements