The Constitution and LBT Rights

The Situation: The male-dominated sexual orientation rights movement in Nepal has excluded women from its male-focused advocacy. Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women wanted to gain recognition for their situation and protection for their rights in the drafting of the new Constitution.

The Rapid Response: Women’s lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights organization Mitini Nepal used Urgent Action Fund support to hold a hunger strike. They refused food during a 15-day sit-in outside the Constitutional Assembly.

The Impact: The action educated Assembly members and Mitini Nepal obtained commitments from legislators to protect lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women’s rights.