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BANDHU SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIETY Supporting Sexual Health and Wellbeing of Males Meeting with DLLG Organized By: Bandhu Social Welfare Society (BSWS) Comilla Field Office 13 May, 2010 Addressing the Impact of Socio-Cultural and Economic Impediments of MSM in Bangladesh

Why we are here today?:

Why we are here today? Share some Legal & Human Rights Issues Share and sensitize the Role of DLLG What we could do more??? BANDHU SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIETY Supporting Sexual Health and Wellbeing of Males

Why DLLG ???:

Why DLLG ??? Bandhu Social Welfare Society in its endeavor to meet its objectives effectively and efficiently. For this BSWS has developed district level lawyers group to create access to justice of MSM and to exaggerate the human rights situation through diminish the ratio of facing violation and harassment.

Overall Objective :

Overall Objective Create access to justice for MSM Reduce number of harassment & violence against MSM & Hijra through providing legal support as per their need Create enable environment to raise voice against discriminatory law’s and policies of Bangladesh

Key Working Area of BSWS…:

Key Working Area of BSWS… Community Strengthening and Mobilizing to more effectively engage in governance, policy and service delivery Safe Space to Socialize & Educate Outreach & Networking Health & Rights Education Capacity Building Policy & Advocacy Development Knowledge Generation BANDHU SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIETY Supporting Sexual Health and Wellbeing of Males

Key Working Area of BSWS…:

Key Working Area of BSWS… 2. Social Welfare & Support Service Drop-in services Psychosexual & Psychosocial Counseling Livelihood Programme BANDHU SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIETY Supporting Sexual Health and Wellbeing of Males

Key Working Area of BSWS…:

Key Working Area of BSWS… 3. Health Services STI & other general & sexual health treatment HIV Voluntary testing Care & support services BANDHU SOCIAL WELFARE SOCIETY Supporting Sexual Health and Wellbeing of Males

Advocacy Initiatives:

Advocacy Initiatives National Level Work with District Level Lawyers Group and intended formation of Central Committee of DLLG Working with media both print and Electronic Formation of Journalist Forum Formation of National Task Force on HIV and Human Rights of MSM & TG Round Table meeting with different pressure groups Meeting with LEA & LEB Regional Development Regional Network (SAMAN) Part of APCOM International Level Working with UNDP to develop Gender Guideline

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Institutional Human Rights Advocacy Framework DUTY BEARER GoB, NGOs, Private Sectors Demands Accountability Transparency Parliament Supreme court Election committee GUARDIAN INSTITUTIONS Claims Compliancy Improve Capacities to Deliver Deliver Claims Right Holders MSM & TG Improve Capability to Claim Rights Civil Societies + NGOS DEFENDERS

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Policy International Treaty Recognition Obligation National Rights Declaration Convention Covenant Constitution Law Practice Enjoyment

National Level:

National Level Constitution Law

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH :

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH Art – 14: Emancipation of peasants and workers It shall be a fundamental responsibility of the State to emancipate the toiling masses the peasants and workers and backward sections of the people from all forms of exploitation.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH :

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH Fundamental Rights: Laws inconsistent with fundamental rights to be void (Art – 26) Equality before law (Art – 27) Discrimination on grounds of religion, etc (Art – 28) Equality of opportunity in public employment (Art - 29) Right to protection of law (Art - 31) Protection of right to life and personal liberty (Art - 32) Safeguards as to arrest and detention (Art - 33) Prohibition of forced labor (Art - 34) Freedom of movement (Art - 36) Freedom of assembly (Art - 37) Freedom of thought and conscience, and of speech (Art - 39) Freedom of profession or occupation (Art - 40)

The laws those unwillingly used on MSM and TG:

The laws those unwillingly used on MSM and TG Penal Code: Section 377 CrPC : Section 54 Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act, 1933: Section 3(4) "Prostitution" means promiscuous sexual inter course for hire, whether in money or kind Section 7 Soliciting for purposes of prostitution THE DHAKA METROPOLITAN POLICE ORDINANCE, 1976 : Section – 84 Penalty for willful trespass (Section-86) Penalty for being found under suspicious circumstances between sunset and sunrise

SODOMY LAW = CRIMINALIZATION = VAIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS = VULNAREBLE IN HIV/AIDS :

SODOMY LAW = CRIMINALIZATION = VAIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS = VULNAREBLE IN HIV/AIDS

International Level:

International Level Declaration Convention Treaty Covenant

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International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights (ICESCR) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Core Human Rights Documents International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights (ICCPR) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Convention Against Torture (CAT) Convention on Migrant Workers & their Families (MWC) Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

“...recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world” — Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948:

“ ...recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world ” — Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

“...achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, gender, language, or religion.” Article 1-3 of the United Nations Charter:

“ ...achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, gender, language, or religion. ” Article 1-3 of the United Nations Charter

Characteristics of Human Rights:

Characteristics of Human Rights guaranteed by international standards; are legally protected; focus on the dignity of the human being; oblige states and state actors; cannot be waived or taken away; are interdependent and interrelated; and are universal. Source: The United Nations system and human rights: guidelines and information for the Resident Coordinator System, March 2000

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, Ratify by Bangladesh on 1972:

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WHO CAN HELP US :

WHO CAN HELP US ?

It’s a responsibility of ::

It’s a responsibility of : Government Law Enforcement Agency (Patrol police) Local Elected Bodies Lawyers Journalists/Media NGOs Civil society Individuals Institutions Donors It’s everybody’s responsibility!!

Expected Role of DLLG Members:

Expected Role of DLLG Members Provide advice and information relevant to the work of BSWS Act as resource person and facilitate in organized activities Advocate on the issues which rotate around Bandhu objectives Help address human rights and more specifically the rights of MSM Help to address legal status of MSM

PowerPoint Presentation:

Universal Access & Human Rights

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