Once more, ARC International is actively participating at the Commission on the Status of Women. Among other activities, our side event “Human Rights Principles for the treatment of LGBTI rural women and people” has been co-organized with OutRight Action International, and Transgender Europe (TGEU). Come and join us for a lively discussion on the development of the Yogyakarta Principles and how they can be applied to rural women and people.
Board and staff have come to the decision to relocate our Geneva Director/Office effective the end of February 201). Arvind Narrain will continue to work as a vital part of our team and will assume a new title of Director of Research and Practice, and be based out of Bangalore, India.
Look for some strong and thought-provoking analysis from him as we move forward.
Once more we would like to share with you some of our latest activities. During these intense months we have been working on updating and expanding Yogyakarta Principles, while participating in different UN spaces to strengthen LGBTI peoples’ human rights. We have launched reports, attended a wide range of conferences, and delivered speeches on SOGIESC.
We take this opportunity to send you our warmest wishes for the holiday season.
The Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 (YP+10) were adopted by a group of 33 international human rights experts. The new principles reflect significant developments both in the field of international human rights law and in the understanding of violations affecting persons of ‘diverse sexual orientations and gender identities’, as well as a recognition of the often-distinct violations affecting persons on grounds of ‘gender expression’ and ‘sex characteristics’.
ARC’s Executive Director, Kim Vance, delivered a speech on “Human rights education good practices for including people living with disabilities; for including migrants, refugees, newcomers; in promoting equality for the LGBTQI community”.