Philippine Government: Vote to renew the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on SOGI!

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Philippine Government: Vote to renew the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on SOGI!

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LGBTQ+ Partylist started this petition to Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. and

In June 2016, the Human Rights Council voted on a resolution to create a new Special Procedures Mandate called the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IESOGI). This is a historic mandate creating a specific entity within the UN human rights system that deals with LGBTIQ issues.

The IESOGI has a mandate of 3 years. This 2019 this mandate will be expiring. We are asking the Human Rights Council (HRC) to renew the mandate for another 3 years.

The IESOGI plays a crucial role in advancing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other gender-diverse persons. The said mandate has the following roles:

- Produce comprehensive reports documenting violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI);

- Provide assistance and advice to governments, in the spirit of constructive dialogue and engagement, by sharing good practices from all regions;

- Conduct official visits and dialogue with all stakeholders;

- Collaborate with UN agencies, fellow UN Special Procedures mandate holders and human rights bodies, as well as regional mechanisms such as ASEAN;

- Receive communications with regards to allegations of human rights relevant to SOGI.

We think that the mandate of the IESOGI is relevant to ensure the Philippine government's commitment towards the LGBTIQ community. By supporting the mandate, the Philippine government will show committment so that LGBTIQ persons will have access to redress and protection both at the domestic and at the international levels.

Let us urge the Philippine government to vote in favor of the renewal of the IESOGI.

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