GENDER JUSTICE

Title

GENDER JUSTICE

Subject

Asian American gay men [lcsh], Asian American bisexuals [lcsh], Asian American gay lesbians [lcsh], Gay rights [lcsh], Queer theory [lcsh], Sexual minorities--United States [lcsh], Transgender [lcsh], Transphobia [lcsh], LGBTQIA, Gender Non-Conforming, Survival Sex Trade, Sexual Assault, Filipina, Pilipinx, Human Rights,

Description

Gender Justice platform statement. Through the 2018 Filipino Policy Symposium, participants developed a California state-wide policy platform focused on eight major areas: Gender Justice, Housing, Health, Community Development and Small Businesses, Immigration, Workers Rights, Human Rights and Criminal Justice, and Education. This platform shares the lived realities experienced by the California Filipino population and their proposed policy recommendations. The 2019 Filipino Policy Platform can be utilized by policy makers, community based organizations, and the larger public as an educational resource to develop policies and further engagement with the Filipino community.

Date

2018

Contributor

Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies, Sacramento Filipinx LGBTQIA+, 2018 Filipino Policy Symposium Participants

Rights

The Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies and the UC Davis Asian American Studies department holds intellectual control of these recordings. Usage is restricted for educational, non-commercial purposes only.

Format

.txt

Language

English

Identifier

ucdw_wa011_sg003_s002_0001

Document Text

Due to stigma, poor media representation, and a lack of education around women and LGBTQQIA issues, many Pilipinx community members have been impacted by low self esteem, mental health issues, and exclusion from the larger community. Our focus on gender justice relates to those who identify as Filipina, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQQIA+. Due to stigma, poor media representation, and a lack of education around women and LGBTQQIA issues, many Pilipinx community members have been impacted by low self esteem, mental health issues, and exclusion from the larger community. Major issues include vulnerability to human trafficking and sexual assault, and challenges in accessing health care and employment with sufficient benefits and wages. These issues connect to human rights abuses in the Philippines such as with cases like the murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipina sex worker who was killed by a US military officer. BCFS proposes the following recommendations: The passing and state-wide implementation of Ethnic Studies curriculum that includes education around gender and LGBTQQIA+ issues. The funding and state-wide implementation of disaggregated research infrastructures to understand gender and sexuality in the Pilipinx community. Representation of the Filipina and Pilipinx LGBTQQIA+ community in the media and in political bodies such as health commissions. Comprehensive funding from private, community, and governmental sources towards services and programs focused on the Filipina and Pilipinx LGBTQQIA+communities. Increased education in the larger Filipino community about Filipina and Pilipinx LGBTQQIA+ issues. Trauma-informed policies and programs for those impacted by human trafficking and sexual assault.

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Date Added
May 9, 2019
Collection
Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies files
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Citation
“GENDER JUSTICE,” Welga Archive - Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies, accessed November 17, 2019, https://welgadigitalarchive.omeka.net/items/show/506.