Australian Human Rights Commission resources
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.
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.
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)
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.
Regional and international resources
A 2017 statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex advocates.
Reports following roundtable discussions on medical interventions on intersex children in New Zealand.
A 2007 report on the experiences and challenges faced by transgender people in New Zealand.
A manual on regional SOGISC human rights issues.
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.
A publication on the core legal obligations of states in protecting the human rights of LGBT populations.
UN Fact sheets
This fact sheet outlines some of the key human rights issues facing intersex people and actions that states can take to address them.
This fact sheet outlines what lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex means and addresses some common myths about these communities.
This fact sheet outlines how human rights law relates to LGBT communities and what States must do to protect the rights of LGBT populations.
• 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