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Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Australian Human Rights Commission resources

Sogi's Story

SOGI’s Story is an educational resource on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity. The aim of this resource is to tackle discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) persons in its various forms by addressing misinformation, dispelling harmful myths and stigmas and providing possible options for resolution and remedy.

SOGI’s Story has been designed in consultation with, and for use primarily by African national human rights institutions, civil society organisations and local community groups to encourage learning and awareness through interactive dialogue.

Good practice good business SOGII fact sheet

This fact sheet outlines what sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status discrimination means under federal law and the implications of this in the workplace.

What is changing? fact sheet

This fact sheet outlines the updates to federal anti-discrimination legislation following the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex States) Act 2013 (Cth)

Joint NHRI statement to the Human Rights Council on sexual orientation and gender identity

On 10 June 2013 the Australian Human Rights Commission joined 28 other ‘A status’ National Human Rights Institutions to call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to establish an appropriate mechanism to study, document and report to it about human rights violations, barriers and challenges experienced by individuals across the world because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or because they are intersex.

Past Commission publications

Language guides

ACON’s Language guide on trans and gender diverse inclusion

The National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Inclusive language guide

Workplace guidelines

IHRA’s Employer’s guide to intersex inclusion

Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission’s guideline: Transgender people at work

Regional and international resources

The Darlington Statement

A 2017 statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex advocates.

New Zealand Human Rights Commission Intersex Roundtable reports
• 2017
• 2016

Reports following roundtable discussions on medical interventions on intersex children in New Zealand.

New Zealand Human Rights Commission To Be Who I Am: Transgender report

A 2007 report on the experiences and challenges faced by transgender people in New Zealand.

Asia Pacific Forum manual on Promoting and protecting human rights in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics

A manual on regional SOGISC human rights issues.

The Yogyakarta Principles and Yogyakarta Principles plus 10

The 2006 Yogyakarta Principles are a set of international legal standards relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, and updated in 2017 to include gender expression and sex characteristics in the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10.

UN OHCHR Born Free and Equal: Sexual orientation and gender identity in international human rights law

A publication on the core legal obligations of states in protecting the human rights of LGBT populations.

UN Fact sheets

UN Free & Equal intersex fact sheet

This fact sheet outlines some of the key human rights issues facing intersex people and actions that states can take to address them.

UN Free & Equal LGBT rights fact sheet

This fact sheet outlines what lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex means and addresses some common myths about these communities.

UN Free & Equal international human rights law and sexual orientation & gender identity fact sheet

This fact sheet outlines how human rights law relates to LGBT communities and what States must do to protect the rights of LGBT populations. 

International bodies

ARC International
Asia-Pacific Forum
International Commission of Jurists
OutRight Action International
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)
New Zealand Human Rights Commission
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights