COUNTRIES

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Bhutan – Building a community
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Pakistan – Silent voices of a cohesive community
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Nepal – Moving forward
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India – Together for change
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Bangladesh -Dignity and Social Justice for all
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Sri lanka – Strengthening Community through open dialogue

Bangladesh

Legal situation: Same-sex sexual activity, whether in public or private, is illegal and punishable with fines and up to life imprisonment under Section 377 of the i Penal Code.

Sri Lanka

Strengthening Community through open dialogue

Legal situation:
The sweeping statements in the Penal Code, addressing the alleged ‘indecency’ of ‘unnatural sex’, serve to criminalize and stigmatize LGBTI individuals. In 1995, human

Nepal

Moving forward

Legal situation:
Nepal was the first country in South Asia that recognizes transgender. On 21st December 2007, the Supreme Court of Nepal gave a verdict in favour of LGBTI groups in Nepal.

Pakistan

Silent voices of a cohesive community

Legal situation:
Section 377 of the Pakistani penal code allows for two to 10 years in prison for “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”. Islamic law, reintroduced in 1979 by former

Bhutan

Building a community

Legal situation:
The Penal code of Bhutan doesn’t specifically criminalize same-sex act or as LGBTI individual but the Penal Code of Bhutan in its Article 213 states “A defendant shall be

India

Together for change

Legal situation:
India inherited the sodomy law called Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code from the British. It was a law that was intended to criminalise ‘sodomy’ or the act of anal sex.

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