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Topical Paper: COVID-19 and diverse SOGIESC communities

This paper provides a critical analysis of the specific impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people and communities with diverse sexual orientations,...

Out of the Margins: An intersectional analysis of disability and diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, expression & sex characteristics in humanitarian and development contexts

Created in collaboration between Edge Effect and CBM Australia, this report seeks to answer the following questions:

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Why Diverse SOGIESC Inclusion Matters

Why should people with diverse SOGIESC be part of inclusion efforts in humanitarian (and development) sector programs? A better question is: why...

No such thing as neutral: Understanding the implications of COVID-19 for communities with diverse SOGIE in the Global North

This Think Piece is by Kirsty McKellar, one of Edge Effect’s 2020 interns. Kirsty has recently completed her masters of Development Studies...

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Sistergirls/Brotherboys: The Status of Indigenous Transgender Australians

This article presents the findings of a discourse analysis of 12 research projects and conference forums pertaining to the lived experiences of...

Human Rights Law and Discrimination Against LGBT People in Japan

In this 2016 report by Amnesty International, the authors flesh-out the inconsistencies in Japan's application of international human rights treaties, to which it is...

LGBT Advocacy and Transnational Funding in Singapore and Malaysia

This academic article looks at the role of transnational funding of LGBT advocacy in Singapore and Malaysia. The author examines the effectiveness of such...

Lessons from Gay and Lesbian Activism in Asia: The Importance of Context, Pivotal Incidents and Connection to a Larger Vision

This academic article examines the factors that influence the success of gay and lesbian activism in Asia. The article looks specifically at the jurisdictions...

LGBTQI-identified human rights defenders: courage in the face of adversity at the United Nations

This article examines the experiences of human rights defenders who work at the United Nations and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two...

Same-sex lives between the language of international LGBT rights, international aid, and anti-homosexuality

This academic article examines how LGBT rights intersect with international aid in Africa. In particular, the article looks at how the protection of LGBT...

Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

This 244-page manual examines the role of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in the protection of the rights of people with diverse SOGIESC in...

We deserve human rights: Interview with Emma Yaaka

Emma Yaaka (he/him) is an LGBTIQ+ advocate who has worked to provide medical services and information to LGBTIQ+ refugees in Kenya and...