Being LGBT in Asia: Viet Nam Country Report

01 Aug 2014

A Participatory Review and Analysis of the Legal and Social Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Persons and Civil Society

This report provides an overview of LGBT rights in Viet Nam as related speciacally to employment; education; health care; family affairs; the media; policies, rights and laws; and community. The report provides an overview of LGBT history in Viet Nam, reviews recent developments and includes key strategies for improving the rights of LGBT people through policy advocacy, support services, media representation and research. The report also explores organizational development and capacity-building as it relates to the LGBT community and other key stakeholders in the area of LGBT rights.

This country report is the product of a broader initiative entitled ‘Being LGBT in Asia: A Participatory Review and Analysis of the Legal and Social Environment for LGBT Persons and Civil Society.’ Launched on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012, ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ is a first-of-its-kind Asia-wide learning effort undertaken with Asian grassroots LGBT organizations and community leaders alongside UNDP and USAID. With a focus on eight priority countries – Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam – the effort examines LGBT lived experience from a development and rights perspective.

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