Violence against LGBTIQ Children

Proposer:

CSO Platform For Reform – Child Cluster

Affiliations:

Child Rights Coalition Malaysia (CRCM)

Policy Code:

2e Child

Problem Statement / Issue:

1. LBGTIQ children lack protection from discrimination and violence perpetrated against them.
2. LGBTIQ children are at risk of multiple forms of violence including death, surveillance,
correction and rehabilitation by state actors and non-state actors in educational institutions,
detention, prisons, public and private spaces.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

To eradicate discriminatory laws and conservative religious teachings relating to LGBTIQ persons to
mitigate the negative impact on the mental health and overal well-being of LGBTQ children in
Malaysia.

Proposal of Solution and Call to Action:

1. Ensure that educational institutions, prisons, detention centres, private and public spaces
are safe spaces by eradicating targeted prejudices and discrimination by students, teachers,
enforcement, judicial authorities, social workers, child protectors, families, communities and
all stakeholders.
2. Eradicate all State and school-endorsed laws, policies and programmes targeting LGBTIQ and
gender non-conforming children on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation
and gender identity.
3. Create awareness and capacitate parents, families, communities, enforcement, judicial
authorities, social workers, child protectors, religious authorities and all stakeholders on
CRC, LGBTIQ issues, best interest principle, positive parenting, referral pathways and
effective communication with children to address discrimination and violence against
LGBTIQ children.
4. Promote inclusivity of the rights of LGBTIQ persons in all national child protection laws and
policies.

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