Meeting with Civil Society

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The presentation reflects the human rights status of sexual minority population in Bangladesh and addressing mechanism and efforts undertaken by Bandhu Social Welfare Society, a national NGO working for the weeing of sexual minority. This presentation was used in a sensitization meeting where civil society members and religious leaders were present.

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WELCOME:

WELCOME

Meeting with Civil Society (In Coordination with MACCA):

Meeting with Civil Society ( In Coordination with MACCA ) Bandhu Social Welfare Society Comilla Field Office

Religious Believes & Diversity:

Religious Believes & Diversity Presented By: Premangshu Shekhar Sarkar Officer – Legal Bandhu Social Welfare Society

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Religious beliefs within the world's major faith groups are based on four main foundations : Revelation in the form of a holy text Religious tradition Logic & Reason Personal Experience .

Thoughts on Sexuality:

Thoughts on Sexuality Homosexuality is considered sinful. Homosexuality is a profound mistake. Humans are all naturally heterosexual. Homosexuality is caused by environmental factors, particularly near the time of puberty. People can control their thoughts and steer themselves away from homosexuality. Homosexuality is a chosen sexual orientation. Any homosexual can become a heterosexual.

Sura & Verses Relate to Male Same-Sex Activities:

Sura & Verses Relate to Male Same-Sex Activities Sura 4:20-21: And if two (men) of you commit it, then hurt them both; but if they turn again and amend, leave them alone, verily, God is easily turned, compassionate." Sura 7:80-84: This describes the destruction of Sodom. Lot accuses the men of Sodom of engaging in homosexual behavior, only to have his message rejected. God saved Lot and his family and killed the other inhabitants of Sodom, presumably for their homosexual activities. Sura 11:78-81: This describes another incident associated with the destruction of Sodom when Lot offered his two virgin daughters, instead of the angels, to be raped by the men of Sodom. The angels told Lot to escape from the city before dawn because the city would be destroyed in the morning, presumably because of their homosexual activity. Sura 26: 162-168: Here, Lot criticizes the men of Sodom for abandoning their wives and engaging in sex with other males. The men respond with a threat to expel Lot from the city. Sura 27: 55-57 and Sura 29: 28-31: Again, Lot criticizes the men of Sodom for their same-sex behavior. The men challenge God to bring on the destruction.

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WHO WILL JUDGE & PUNISH ANY SIN – GOD OR HUMAN BEING?

Views on Homosexuality:

Views on Homosexuality Liberal View: They generally regard homosexuality as a sexual orientation which is ethically neutral, fixed, unchosen, and is normal and natural for a minority of adults. Conservative View: They generally regard homosexuality as a deviate and disordered behavior, which is immoral, changeable, chosen, abnormal and unnatural.

What People Suffer with different Sexuality?:

What People Suffer with different Sexuality? Stigmas Stereotypes Discriminative Treatments Ruthless Exploitation

Who Cause them to Suffer??:

Who Cause them to Suffer?? Immediate Family Friends and Relatives Religious Groups Govemment's Apparatuses From community at large Also from themselves

What Happens to Them??:

What Happens to Them?? They tend to blame themselves Considering themselves as perpetrators of sin Feeling Ashamed Desperately Useless Gravely Hopeless Many of them have nowhere and no one to go to for expressing and sharing their anxiety and worry, not even their parents, to whom and with whom one should normally have been closer and more intimate in life

Status of Them:

Status of Them Poor Less Education Exclusion from Family & Society Discrimination & Criminalization Deprivation Stigmatization Access to Health & other Rights Limited Not much Choice of Livelihood Hidden Risk & Vulnerability in case of HIV/AIDS Harassment & Violence

Questions to You:

Questions to You Is not it a very disheartening heartbreaking situation??? If this is fair??? If they need help???

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WHO CAN HELP?

Lets Have A Look…………:

Lets Have A Look ………… Government Journalist/ Media Law Enforcement Agency (Patrol Police) Local Elected Bodies Civil Society Religious Leaders Institutions Individuals

Where BSWS Stands???:

Where BSWS Stands??? Health Service Knowledge Generation Awareness Livelihood Reduce Stigma & Discrimination Improve Economical Status Social Inclusion by Ensuring Rights as Human

What we shared???:

What we shared??? ABOUT BSWS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY HIV/AIDS HUMAN RIGHTS PRESENT STATUS OF THE COMMUNITY

STATUS OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS & CIVIL SOCIETY:

STATUS OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS & CIVIL SOCIETY RESPECTABLE PEOPLE LISTEN TO THEM CAN INFLUENCE PUBLIC OPINION SOCIAL NORM HIGHER

YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH BSWS EFFORT CAN HELP TO LEAD SOME PEOPLE A LIFE OF HUMAN BEING.:

YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH BSWS EFFORT CAN HELP TO LEAD SOME PEOPLE A LIFE OF HUMAN BEING.

THANK YOU ALL:

THANK YOU ALL

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