Embassies work in promoting the rights of LGBT people

A number of embassies have in recent years improved their work for LGBT rights. This has been reflected in publishing guidelines and working programmes on how embassies should promote equal rights and non-discrimination of LGBT people.

Some of the publications focuses on how they should promote LGBT rights while other can be describes as a tool for the civil society on how they can use the Embassy as platform in securing rights for LGBT persons.
Here are links to a number of the publications:
The Norwegian foreign affairs has for example published guidelines on how Norwegian embassies should promote the rights of LGBT people: http://www.regjeringen.no/upload/UD/Vedlegg/Menneskerettigheter/GuidelinesLHBT_eng.pdf

The council for global equality has recently published a report called Accessing U.S. Embassies: A Guide for LGBT Human Rights Defenders. This guide is intended as a manual for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists and NGOs in other countries to help them understand how U.S. embassies work; how to call on U.S. diplomats to support their human rights goals; how to access U.S. support, including both technical and financial support; and how to frame requests in ways that will appeal to strategic U.S. priorities. The report also includes two case stories on how the US embassies have worked with promoting LGBT rights in Uganda and Honduras. You can read the report here: http://www.globalequality.org/storage/documents/pdf/ngo-guide-wp-lr.pdf

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued an ‘LGBT Toolkit’ to its 261 embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts. The LGBT toolkits purpose was to adopt an official programme to support the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in other countries.

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