discrimination against homosexual, transgender and other communities affected by HIV in
greatly threatens the education, prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Non-judgement and non-discrimination towards all communities must be the guiding principles for HIV prevention work, and PT Foundation believes that this resolution, highlighting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, will draw attention to the negative impact discrimination and violence has on HIV education, prevention and treatment. Malaysia
To read PT Foundation's full position statement about this resolution, please visit: http://www.ptfmalaysia.org/highlights.php?id=13
You can take action on this resolution as well!
Together, we can send a clear message that violence against those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex is never acceptable, and help create an environment of non-judgement and non-discrimination which will enable effective HIV education, prevention and treatment.
- If you think your country might besupportive, it is important to confirm that they will vote in favour, and/or co-sponsor the resolution. Encourage them to approach other States who may be supportive.
- If your State is neutral, or has abstained on sexual orientation or gender identity issues in the past, urge them to vote in favour too. If they make it clear they will not support the resolution, encourage them to reconsider, or at least abstain so as not to block attention to these important human rights concerns.
- If you know your government will beunsupportive or hostile to the resolution, please encourage them to abstain, rather than voting against and thus preventing dialogue on issues of violence and discrimination.