UN praises LGBTQI initiative

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News:United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has listed Manipur’s ‘khudol’(gift) among the top 10 global initiatives for an inclusive fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facts:

  • Khudol (gifts) is a people lead initiative implemented by Ya_All, an Imphal-based NGO.
  • Aim: To ensure food, health and hygiene of the LGBTQI+ community, people living with HIV, daily-wage earners, children and adolescents.

Additional Facts:

  • Yogyakarta Principles: It is a document which recognises freedom of sexual orientation and gender identity as part of Human Rights.They were outlined in 2006 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by a distinguished group of International Human Right experts.