Monday 15 November 2010

In Mongolia, a LGBT multimedia campaign is launched against discrimination

Source: LGBT Centre

On November 16, 2010, the LGBT Centre NGO – Mongolia’s first NGO working for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – will be launching a multimedia “End Discrimination” campaign.

The campaign is aimed at ending the ongoing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity  taking place against Mongolia’s sexuality minorities and is pushing for the enactment of a broad-based Law on Non-Discrimination.

As part of the campaign, the LGBT Centre has produced six  “End Discrimination”  public awareness advertisements that will air throughout the country from November till mid-March 2011. The advertisements  focus on six separate areas of concern: hate crimes against LGBT people, discrimination in the workplace, discrimination and violence in the home, discrimination in schools, discrimination in the health sector, and the delegitimisation of and discrimination against LGBT relationships. 

The  LGBT Centre has enlisted tremendous support from a range of respected and well-known human rights advocates from a range of different sectors who all share the one common belief: Everyone is equal. Moreover, the campaign is made possible by the funding from the US State Department under its Democracy Support Small Grants.

As part of the campaign, the LGBT Centre will also be releasing an LGBT media reference guide  and  the  official Mongolian translation of the Yogyakarta  Principles, which are principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity.

The  LGBT Centre will launch the campaign on 11am, November 16, 2010, at the Press Institute of Mongolia. 16 November is a significant date as it is observed every year in many countries as an International Day for Tolerance, declared by the UN in 1995.

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