LGBT Rights & Equality

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Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 31 May 2018 – Rainbow Community Kampuchea (Rock), Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia (RHAC), Micro Rainbow International (MRI), Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Destination Justice (DJ), and KHANA Cambodia, with the support of UN Women, UNAIDS, OHCHR and UN Volunteer, are proud to host the 2018 Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia at the Green Palace Hotel. This 2018 Dialogue on Public Policies to Promote LGBTIQ’s Rights in Cambodia (hereafter the Dialogue) aims to create a discussion between the Cambodian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community members and their government representatives in order to seek legal and policy responses to the to current priority issues identified by the commun...

Revealing the Rainbow: The Human Rights Situation of LGBTIQ HRDs in SEA

Phnom Penh, 16 May 2018 Destination Justice is proud to launch its new report Revealing the Rainbow: The Human Rights Situation of LGBTIQ HRDs in Southeast Asia at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) with the collaboration of Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), and the support of OHCHR-Cambodia and the Embassy of Sweden in Cambodia. The launch aims to engage government representatives in a dialogue to strengthen the social inclusiveness and the legal protection of the LGBTIQ in Cambodia, and in Southeast Asia. Destination Justice, through our Rainbow Justice Project, aims to foster dialogue in Southeast Asia on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC), and to provide advocacy tools to changemakers for the promotion and protection...

The Changemakers Training Program is back!

Empowering young professionals to become agents of change by building their professional and leadership skills. For the second year in a row, Destination Justice is conducting its Changemaker Training Program, a 3-month workshop designed by Destination Justice and Cambodian practitioners for high-performing young individuals who wants to create change. 10 selected trainees will meet every week at the Justice Café  which was launched in July 2015. The Justice Café is ‘a home for changemakers’, where we provide for free books and other resources to empower young people. We organise talks, conversations with practitioners, and produce media that we publish on our Youtube channel.     This year program will be facilitated by Céline Martin, a Seth Godin’s AltMBA alum...

Join our team

Destination Justice Phnom Penh office is looking for a  Project Assistant (Part-Time) to work mainly on its Rainbow Justice Project 🏳️‍🌈🇰🇭️  Job Description Engagement Position: Project Assistant Term: minimum 3 months, part-time (24 hours/week). Expecting Starting Date: Monday, 23 April 2018 Salary: 120-150 USD/month depending on experience Benefits: National social security, Cambodian public holidays and an additional 1 day per month. Location Destination Justice Phnom Penh office. Team Supervisor: Destination Justice’s Technical Advisor Background Established since 2011, Destination Justice is a social change organisation. We are changemakers who believe that justice is key to a peaceful society — particularly a society where people c...

Destination Justice is proud to support RoCK in organising the 2017 ILGA-ASIA Regional Conference

Phnom Penh – Destination Justice is proud to support Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) and ILGA-ASIA in organising the 7th ILGA-ASIA Regional Conference. The first Conference one to be held in Cambodia. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexual Association (ILGA) organises regional conferences every two years. In 2015, the Conference gathered 360 participants in Taiwan. This year, Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), a member of ILGA is hosting the Conference in Phnom Penh 4 to 8 December 2017. The Conference will gather LGBTIQ activists, experts and scholars working on SOGIESC issues and all other allies from around 30 to 40 countries. The Conference acts as a regional forum where LGBTIQ activists, experts and scholars, and allies gather to exchange on re...

Khniom Chang Doeung: What is SOGIE?

In the wake of International Human Rights Day, Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) and Destination Justice are releasing a new episode of Khniom Chang Deung (“I want to Know”) addressing the topic of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE).  This episode is part of the fruitful collaboration between the two organisations and hopes to support RoCK’s effort in sensitizing the Cambodian people to the issue of SOGIE. About SOGIE Sexual Orientation refers to an individual’s physical, romantic sexual, and/or emotional attraction to a specific gender or genders. As such, individuals may identify themselves as lesbian or gay (that is, when they are attracted to the same gender as theirs), bisexual (that is, when they are attracted to both female and male genders), asexual ...

Destination Justice welcomes the UN Human Rights Council adoption of a Resolution for an Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Geneva, 4 July 2016 – On 30 June 2016 the UN Human Rights Council, in its 32nd session, passed a ground-breaking resolution that will establish the first global-level Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transexual (LGBT) monitor in the form of an Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  Through this historic appointment, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) reaffirms its commitment to eradicating violence and discrimination against LGBT people around the world. The resolution was introduced by the core seven Latin American countries and received support from more than 600 civil society organisations.  Among the HRC members, 23 states voted in favour of the resolution, 18 against with 6 abstaining. While this is not the first HRC resolution addressing sexual orientation and...

Release of the Guide to Human Rights for LGBTQ in Cambodia

The ‘Guide to Human Rights for LGBTQ in Cambodia’, a collaboration between Destination Justice and Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), has been released on 10 December 2015, and is now available online in English and in Khmer. The guide is available on chbab.net in English and in Khmer.

Destination Justice and RoCK sign MoU

Destination Justice is proud to announce the signing of an MoU with the Rainbow Community of Kampuchea (RoCK), a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) support and advocacy organisation.

International Human Rights Day with RoCK (Rainbow Community Kampuchea)

10 December is known as International Human Rights Day around the globe; especially, in countries that have committed to the rights contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As the Constitution of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia has incorporated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Cambodia, Cambodian people joined together on International Human Rights to celebrate their rights in public. Over the 09th and 10th of December 2014, Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters gathered as a group over 130 participants, including 24 commune officials from different provinces to celebrate human rights with all activities such playing games, discussing human rights and a sunset boat cruise. Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK) is an LGBT community and...