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Gender, sexuality and human rights

Although globally there has been unprecedented progress in recognising the rights of LGBT people, there has also been a coeval rise in popular, cultural and political homophobia in many parts of the world. Professor Baden Offord is a specialist in human rights, sexuality and culture, and has written extensively in this area. His research contributes theoretically and methodologically to ways of understanding how LGBTIQ human rights are negotiated in activist contexts, institutionally and, importantly, in everyday life. Baden is a member of the international advisory board for the Palgrave Macmillan research book series, ‘Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia’.

Current projects include:

Australia as an ally: Building human rights and social inclusion frameworks for LGBTIQ populations in our region Baden Offord (2015 – 2019)

Research partners: Associate Professor Paula Gerber, Monash University; Associate Professor Anthony Langlois, Flinders University and Dr Cai Wilkinson, Deakin University, together with the Australian Human Rights Commission.

This project will provide a strategic framework for the Australian government to engage in protection and promotion of rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific