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Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation issues “Speaking Out 2015” a report on the rights of LGBTI people across the Commonwealth

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Report produced in collaboration with the UK’s Kaleidoscope Trust Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 30 November, Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation working to promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today announced the publication of “Speaking Out 2015” – a report Read More

Kaleidoscope Australia launches Global Best Practice Guide to processing LGBTI refugees

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New Guide lays out for the first time a framework for processing refugees fleeing persecution because of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex grounds Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 24 June, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Read More

Kaleidoscope Australia welcomes the election of a new Sri Lankan Government

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Prospects for LGBTIQ law reform now look a lot brighter Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 19 January, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today welcomed the election of a new reformist government in Sri Lanka. Read More

Kaleidoscope Australia welcomes the Sri Lankan government response to its ICCPR review

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Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 22 October 2014, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today welcomed a series of positive responses from the Sri Lankan Government to recommendations for reform during the country’s review by Read More

Kaleidoscope Australia congratulates the government of Palau for decriminalising male homosexuality

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Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 15 October 2014, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today welcomed the recent move by the Government of Palau to reform its criminal laws, including the removal of all offences Read More

Kaleidoscope Australia welcomes greater UN attention to LGBTI rights in last decade but notes there is still room for improvement

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Shadow reporting will play a big role in future reform Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 20 August 2014, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today noted that the UN Human Rights committee has significantly stepped Read More

Kaleidoscope Australia blasts Commonwealth of Nations for failure to address the persecution of sexual and gender minorities

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As the Games start in Glasgow, is it time for Australia to withdraw from the Commonwealth? Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 23 July 2014, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today condemned the Commonwealth of Read More

8th March 2014 – Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation launches fundraising with an appeal from Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

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Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 8 April 2014, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation working to promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today launched its first fundraising campaign with an appeal for support, via video, from Kaleidoscope Australia Patron Hon Michael Kirby AC Read More

19 March 2014 – – Kaleidoscope Australia notes changing climate for international human rights for LGBTI people

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Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 19 March 2014, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today noted that a recent Senate motion on global LGBTI rights and a letter from Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop regarding Read More

17 March 2014 – – Kaleidoscope Australia board elects Dr Paula Gerber as President

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Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, 17 March 2014, Kaleidoscope Australia, a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Asia Pacific region, today announced that the board have elected Dr Paula Gerber as its President. Paula is a leading human rights law expert Read More