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Starting Wednesday, over 1400 representatives of grassroots and community groups and national, regional and international non-governmental organizations will convene in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 10th Civil Society Conference (ACSC) and People’s Forum (APF) of the ten countries that form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
While the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Law raises the minimum marriage age to 18—a positive move to combat child marriage—it also promotes a policy of exclusion against LGBTI Malawians that would likely translate into discrimination in education, housing, jobs and elsewhere.
IGLHRC has written to officials in South Korea to express concern with two recent conversion therapy seminars conducted by anti-LGBT hate organizations on the premises of South Korean government buildings.
The new law enshrines the right to gender identity recognition, introduces anti-discrimination measures, and mandates a right to “bodily autonomy and physical integrity”—among the first of its kind.