As the nation observes the annual 18-day campaign to end gender-based violence (GBV),FamiLigtas reminds us to also address the violence and discrimination experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.
FamiLigtas is a digital campaign against GBV in the Philippines during the time of COVID-19. But because GBV is most commonly associated with spousal and domestic violence against women, the experiences of violence among lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, and other non-binary individuals are often left unheard.
According to Human Rights Watch, only 15% of Filipinos are living in areas with ordinances against discrimination and violence based on SOGIE. The same report said that the low reporting and intervention of this kind of GBV is caused by the negative messages that the victim-survivors are receiving from authorities.
As the LGBTQ+ community continues to fight for the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill in congress, more and more non-binary people continue to experience discrimination, and even violence, at home and in public spaces.It is with that in mind that we are inviting you to a webinar about the often unreported instances of GBV against LGBTQ+ persons.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: December 10, 2020 at 1:30PM
Zoom Webinar LINK / Registration : https://us02web.zoom.us/