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The video highlights the issues faced by LGBT people in Asia as a way to make the Yogyakarta Principles accessible in layman’s terms. This set of 29 international legal principles – articulated in 2006 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by a group of experts from around the world – addresses the application of international law to human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The video shows how the Yogyakarta principles are a relevant and effective tool that LGBT activists can use in their advocacy for human rights.

For this screening, we will be showing extra footage from the DVD and this will be followed by a Post Show Discussion with SlutWalk Singapore and Sayoni. In particular, we will examine how the Yogyakarta Principles are relevant to activism in Singapore, and how they can be used to address violence and discrimination against sexual minorities.

This film is rated R21 by MDA.

The Yogyakarta Principles:

Entry is by donation to cover the cost of venue hire (suggested amount of S$10).


Date : 28th Feb 2012

Time : 7.30pm

Location : The Arts House, Screening Room


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