Courage Unfolds is a video highlighting the struggles and triumphs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Asia and promoting the use of international human rights law as a tool for social change. This video was co-produced by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)and Lesbian Advocates Philippines (LeAP!).
The video highlights the issues faced by LGBT people in Asia as a way to make the Yogyakarta Principles accessible in layman’s terms. This set of 29 international legal principles – articulated in 2006 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by a group of experts from around the world – addresses the application of international law to human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The video shows how the Yogyakarta principles are a relevant and effective tool that LGBT activists can use in their advocacy for human rights.
For this screening, we will be showing extra footage from the DVD and this will be followed by a Post Show Discussion that will be moderated by SlutWalk Singapore and Sayoni. In particular, we will examine how the Yogyakarta Principles are relevant to activism in Singapore, and how they can be used to address violence and discrimination against sexual minorities.
The SlutWalk SG team will be screening this film on 1st of March 2012 from 7.30pm at the Arts House.