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Welcome to the 7th ILGA Asia Regional Conference

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ILGA Asia would like to welcome all the LGBTIQ activists, experts and scholars working on SOGIESC issues and all other allies to the 7th Asia Regional Conference from 4-8 December 2017. This time, the conference will take place in Phnom Penh, the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Venue of the conference will be announced at a later date. This conference is hosted by Rainbow Community of Kampuchea (RoCK).

Registration: To participate in the conference, you have to register here. ***NEW deadline for registration is 20 November 2017.

Scholarship Application: If you are looking for scholarship to attend the conference, please use this form instead. Deadline for submission is 23 July 2017. Priority will be given to ILGA members and approved speakers / presenters. Scholarships are also provided on availability, so applicants seeking for partial scholarships are more likely to be selected.

Session Proposal: If you or your oraganisation is interested in having a session at the conference, you can apply here. Deadline for submission is 23 July 2017.

Please note that the payment system is not open yet. You will receive an email from us with instruction to proceed with the payment when it is ready.

To inquire about your voting rights, write to senka@ilga.org.

To become an ILGA member, see membership details on ILGA website.

Here are some of the important deadlines:

  • 22 June 2017: opening of conference registrations and launch of call scholarship applications and workshop proposals
  • 23 July 2017: deadline for applications for scholarships and for workshop proposals
  • 14 August 2017: ILGA Asia contacts selected scholars and initiates travel arrangement
  • 27 October 2017: final draft of Conference Programme
  • 10 November 2017: final agenda released
  • 4 December 2017: pre-conference begins
  • 6 December 2017: conference begins
  • 8 December 2017: conference ends

Other information, please contact us at asia2017@ilga.org.

 

Accommodation in Phnom Penh

ACCOMMODATIONS

The conference is taking place at Hotel Cambodiana (Address:  313 Sisowath Quay, Daun Penh, Chakto Mukh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: 023 426 288), so you are encouraged to stay at this hotel for your own convenience. You can reserve a room directly with the hotel, or contact ILGA Asia (asia2017@ilga.org) for assistance.

You are advised to check in on 3rd December 2017 and check out in the evening of 8th December or on 9th December 2017.

If you wish to stay somewhere else, Phnom Penh also offers a wide selection of friendly accommodation to the LGBTI community:

Hotel Address Rate Breakfast Website
Manor House Address: #21, St. 262, Daun Penh , Phnom Penh, Cambodia Standard double suite from 33$/night Breakfast Included http://www.manorhousecambodia.com/
Arthur & Paul (men only) #27 street 71, Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodge King Standard from 87$/night Breakfast Included http://www.arthurandpaul.com/
Plantation Hotel #28 street 184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodge, 12206 From 75$/night Breakfast Included https://theplantation.asia/
Rambutan Resort Hotel #29, Street 71, Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodge Standard double room from 56$/night Breakfast Included http://rambutanresort.com/home/
Casa Villa Independance No.4, Street 294, Sangkat Boueng Keng Kang I, Chamcarmon, Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodge Superior room from 44$/night Breakfast Included http://www.casa-villa.com/
Saravoan Royal Palace #43, Street 178. Phnom penh cambodia, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodge, 12000 Superior double from 41$/night Breakfast Included http://www.saravoanroyalpalace.com/
Okay Boutique Hotel #174, Street 19z, 12206, Behind Royal Place & National Museum, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 12206 Superior double from 45$/night Breakfast Included http://okayboutiquehotel.com/home.aspx
Patio Hotel & Urban Resort Street 51(Paster, Group 68, Phum5, Sangkat Beoung Keng Kong I, Khan Chamkamorn), Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodge, 12302 Superior double from 59$/night Breakfast Included http://www.patio-hotel.com/
Sun & Moon Urban Hotel # 68, corner of street 136 and 15 Phsar Kandal1, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodge, 12000 Deluxe King Bed from 79$/night Breakfast Included http://www.sunandmoonhotel.com/
Frangipani Royal Palace #27, Street 178, Sangkat Cheychumneas, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodge, 12300 From 75$/night Breakfast Included http://www.frangipanipalacehotel.com/

Visa to Cambodia

VISA

In order to attend the conference, you may need to have a visa to enter Cambodia.

 

Visa requirement:
Application on arrival at Phnom Penh airport or prior to departure at the Cambodian Embassy/mission in country
Tourist visa: 30 days, one entry, 30USD on arrival (+ 1ID picture)
Business visa: 30 days, one entry, 35 USD on arrival (1ID picture)

 

E-visa:
Only for tourist visa: 30 days, one entry, 30USD + 7USD processing fees
(3 months validity from date of issue / 3 business days)

 

To enter Cambodia, you will first require a visa. We recommend a one month “tourist” visa. However, it is your responsibility to check whether or not you will need to apply in advance for a visa.  In any case, we strongly recommend that you apply for this visa in advance at your nearest Cambodian embassy or consulate or online when possible, as tourists can sometimes be required to pay small additional bribes to obtain visas on arrival. Bring a passport photo with you for the visa officials to avoid having to pay an additional fee.
You are responsible for checking the relevant requirements applicable for your one month “tourist” visa application. Please note that the one month “tourist” is only single entry visa.  Therefore, the visa will expire as soon as you leave Cambodia.

 

Country of origin Visa requirement e-visa Visa on Arrival
Afghanistan Yes No Yes
Bahrain Yes Yes Yes
Bangladesh Yes No Yes
China Yes Yes Yes
Hong Kong Yes Yes Yes
India Yes Yes Yes
Indonesia Exemption
Irak Yes No Yes
Iran Yes No Yes
Israel Yes Yes Yes
Japan Yes Yes Yes
Jordan Yes Yes Yes
Kazakhstan Yes Yes Yes
Kuwait Yes Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan Yes Yes Yes
Laos Exemption
Lebanon Yes Yes Yes
Malaysia Exemption
Mongolia Yes Yes Yes
Myanmar Exemption
Nepal Yes Yes Yes
Pakistan Yes No Yes
Philippines Exemption
Singapore Exemption
South Korea Yes Yes Yes
Sri Lanka Yes No Yes
Taiwan Yes Yes Yes
Tajikistan Yes Yes Yes
Thailand Exemption
Timor-Leste Yes Yes Yes
Turkmenistan Yes Yes Yes
Uzbekistan Yes Yes Yes
Vietnam Exemption

Should you have any issue obtaining a visa to Cambodia, for example if you country doesn’t have a Cambodian embassy, please send an email to asia2017@ilga.org for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunities Policy Statement

ILGA Asia logo official

ILGA Asia is an equal opportunities employer. It aims to endure that all full-time and part-time employees, potential employees and other individuals:

  • Will receive equal treatment, including access to employment, training and opportunities for promotion, regardless of any personal attribute, including but not limited to colour, nationality, national or ethnic origin, race, gender,  sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, domestic circumstances, marital status, pregnancy, trade union membership, gender  reassignment, health status, HIV status, religion or belief, age, sexuality, sex  characteristics, bodily diversity and disability.
  • Will not be disadvantages by a condition or requirement which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

This policy does not form part of the contract of employment.

Scope

  • All recruitment publicity aims to encourage applications from all individuals who have appropriate qualifications and/or experience. ILGA Asia will promote its jobs via communication channels accessed by marginalized populations. Selection criteria and procedures will be continually reviewed to ensure that applicants are assessed purely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
  • It is against ILGA Asia’s policy to offer discriminatory terms and conditions of employment. All individuals employed in the same capacity will receive equal pay, benefits and other terms and conditions.
  • All promotion is strictly on the basis of ability to do the job. No decision to promote will be made on a discriminatory basis.
  • Wherever possible and appropriate, specific training and encouragement will be given to ensure equality of opportunity within the organisation.
  • Any age restrictions, which are imposed by ILGA Asia, will be justifiable and nondiscriminatory.
  • Where employees have difficulties in meeting requirements in relation to working practices, ILGA Asia will, wherever possible and where reasonable alternative options exist, try to devise an alternative. For example, relocate or carry out overtime and shift-work will wherever possible be kept to a minimum and always applied in the nondiscriminatory manner.
  • ILGA Asia will create opportunities for part-time work or job-sharing wherever possible and ensure that part-time employees receive fair treatment. ILGA Asia will consider all requests for the creation of part-time positions.
  • Demands of religion (g. prayer time and religious holidays), culture (e.g. traditional dress) and special dietary needs will be accommodated wherever possible.
  • ILGA Asia will, wherever possible, strive to assist employees with domestic responsibilities (g. young children or dependent elderly relatives).
  • Disciplinary action will be taken against any employee who is found, after a full investigation; to be in breach of this policy. Serious breaches will be treated as gross misconduct.

Implementation

  • A copy of this policy document will be given to all employees and other workers at the ILGA Asia premises and made permanently available in an appropriate place.
  • All employees and other workers have a duty to be aware of this policy and ensure that their behavior is non-discriminatory.
  • ILGA Asia’s employment procedures are closely monitored to ensure that this policy works in practice, and where qualifications are equal, preference will be given to ensure that a diversity of the ILGA Asia membership and other traditionally marginalized workers will be preferenced.

Procedure

  • If any employee, worker or job application has any doubts or queries about this policy then they should consult the Executive Board.
  • If an employee or worker encounters a situation where they feel that they have suffered inequality or lack of opportunity or discrimination, then they should (if possible) explain to the relevant person(s) that their behavior could amount to unequal treatment and/or discrimination and should not be afraid to ask them to stop. However, it is recognized that this is not always possible, in which case any employees and other workers are encouraged to implement the procedure set out below.
  • Employees or other workers may, if they wish, discuss any concerns with the Executive Board on a confidential and informal basis if the informal approach is ineffective, or the individual does not feel it appropriate, the individual is encouraged to submit a written complaint to the Executive Board stating that he or she feels that he or she has been treated in breach of the policy. This should be done as soon as possible after the relevant event(s).

The Executive Board

  • Will investigate the matter promptly and fully.
  • Will investigate the matter with complete confidence so far as this does not prejudice the fairness to both parties of the investigation.
  • Will take evidence from any relevant witnesses and carefully consider the appropriate weight to be given to the evidence.
  • May, after the investigation has been completed, recommend that a disciplinary procedure is implemented.

Disciplinary Procedure

Where ILGA Asia considers it necessary, the organization’s disciplinary procedure will be followed against any employee who is believed to have violated this policy. In particular:

  • Tell the alleged discriminator what allegations she or he is facing prior to the disciplinary hearing.
  • Give the alleged discriminator copies of any evidence which ILGA Asia will rely upon at the disciplinary hearing.
  • Tell the alleged discriminator that dismissal is a possibility if the allegations are so serious that dismissal could result.
  • Inform the alleged discriminator in good time and in writing of the date of the proposed disciplinary hearing.
  • Appoint an appropriate independent person at Executive Board level (who did not conduct the investigation) to chair the hearing.
  • Notify the alleged discriminator of his or her right to be accompanied at the hearing by a fellow employee or trade union representative.
  • At the end of the hearing, consider whether further investigation is required before any disciplinary action is taken.
  • Inform the alleged discriminator in writing of the result of the hearing and, where a complaint is proved, take any appropriate disciplinary action against the discriminator.
  • Any disciplinary action taken will be proportionate to the gravity of the discrimination which has taken place.
  • ILGA Asia will take all reasonable steps to ensure that any individual who makes a complaint relation to unequal treatment, and which is made in good faith, is not subjected to any retaliation or detriment as a consequence of the complaint being made. The entire procedure will be carried out in the strictest confidence and where the complaint has been made in good faith will not prejudice the employee’s future employment in any way.

This Equal Employment Opportunities Policy Statement was adopted by the Executive Board in 2016.

Apply for Membership

 

membership

Everyone can participate in ILGA conferences, but only members of ILGA can vote at the World and Regional conferences, in accordance with ILGA Standing Orders.

Please be aware that only organizations (not individuals) can apply for membership. The Executive Board of ILGA at its next meeting will review your application and you will receive communication as to the success of the application.

Membership of ILGA is divided into two categories:

1. Full membership is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex non-profit organisationswhich support the Aims and Objectives of ILGA. This category includes LGBT groups which form part of a non LGBT organisation.

Full Membership Fees

150 EUR for organisations located in countries listed as high income economies by the World Bank.
30 EUR for the organisations located in other countries than the one listed there Larger organizations with annual budgets over 200 000 EUR are encouraged to pay 300 EUR per year wherever they may be.

2. Associate membership is open to any other organisation or association which supports the Aims and Objectives of ILGA; typically, such organisations are commercial LGBT organisations, governmental oganisations, or non-LGBT voluntary organisations.

Associate Membership Fees

300 EUR

Please use this link to submit your application http://ilga.org/apply-for-membership-002/

Constitution of ILGA Asia

Adopted at the 6th ILGA Asia Regional Conference in Taipei 2015

CONSTITUTION

 A. General

  1. Hereby a non-profit, non-governmental, international organisation called The Asian Region of The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association (ILGA), hereafter called ILGA-ASIA, is established.
  2. ILGA-ASIA is the regional organisation for the Asian region of ILGA.
  3. ILGA-ASIA is registered under the Charity Law of Hong Kong. This law governs areas not covered in this constitution.
  4. The legal residence of ILGA-ASIA is … <might not be required under NGO law>
  5. ILGA-ASIA has the sovereignty to make decisions on regional matters according to the rules set up in this constitution, subject to the provisions of ILGA’s constitution.
  6. The work of ILGA-ASIA shall reflect the diversity of its members.

B. Vision, Mission and Strategies

  1. ILGA-ASIA’s vision is a world where Asia is a safe place for all, where all can live in freedom and equality, be properly informed in the nature of sexual orientation and gender identity & expression and bodies (SOGIEB) rights, have access to justice, and diversity is respected.
  2. The mission of ILGA-ASIA is:
  3. To promote universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the elimination of all forms of discrimination and stigmatization based on (SOGIEB) in Asia and including the specific provisions of the UN conventions and covenants specified in the constitution of ILGA;
  4. To work for the equality of all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity / expression and bodies, as well as liberation from all forms of discrimination and stigmatization.
  5. Empower and support LGBTI communities, organizations and individuals in Asia, while encouraging community building and networking,
  6. Strategies to be implemented will include:
  7. Advocacy at international level,
  8. Advocacy at regional and sub-regional levels
  9. Empowerment of LGBTI / SOGIEB CSOs (civil society organizations), community-based organizations (CBOs) and activists,
  10. Promote social awareness and educate on SOGIEB rights and issues relevant to various Asian contexts.
  11. In this context, the activities of ILGA-ASIA will include, inter alia:
  12. Representing members to bodies and organisations active at the Asian level;
  13. Coordinating projects, programmes, actions and initiatives from members to which an Asian dimension needs to be brought;
  14. Developing projects and undertaking studies or research in various fields that are of particular concern to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans and intersex people;
  15. Developing necessary networks for a permanent exchange of information and actions with members on issues addressed in Asia;
  16. Participating in activities and projects at the global level, as appropriate;
  17. Agreeing and implementing Asian action programmes, possibly jointly with other organisations. For this purpose, ILGA-ASIA can use any information and promotional means, organise courses, conferences, seminars, study days, workshops and retreats.

This list is descriptive and not comprehensive.

  1. The aims of ILGA-ASIA shall at all times be consistent with the aims expressed in the Foundation Document and Aims and Objectives parts of the constitution of ILGA.

C. Membership

  1. All full and associate members of ILGA in the Asian region, as defined by the ILGA World Conference, are full and associate members of ILGA-ASIA. They have legal personality.
  2. Members shall at all times have the same membership status in ILGA-ASIA as in ILGA itself.
  3. All members have to support the aims of ILGA.
  4. Membership in ILGA is divided into two categories: Full members and Associate members.
  5. Full members are:
  • Non-profit organisations representing lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans people or intersex people, their culture or providing exclusive service to or support for them;
  • Branches of the above mentioned organisations;
  • Non-profit groups representing lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans people or intersex people within other organisations such as trade unions and political parties.
  1. Associate members are: other organisations of public law, such as cities, regions, political parties or trade unions, etc., or of private law.
  2. Individuals wishing to associate to ILGA may become a ‘Friend of ILGA’.
  3. Application:

An applicant for any category of membership of ILGA must submit an application to the Administrative Office and affirm agreement with the aims and objectives of ILGA. An organization applying for full or associate membership must provide a description of itself, its aims, the composition of its membership, target group and structure.

  1. Admission:

Applications, which are in conformity with the aims and objectives in this constitution, shall be accepted by the ILGA Executive Board, subject to final deci­sion by the World Conference. The ILGA Executive Board can delegate the acceptance of new members in a region to a regional structure set up in accord­ance with ILGA Constitution.

  1. Suspension and expulsion:
  2. A member may be suspended from membership by the ILGA Executive Board for failure to comply with this constitution. The suspension, unless revoked by the ILGA Executive Board, shall remain in force until the next World Conference. A member may be expelled from membership by motion at a World Conference for failure to comply with this constitution.
  3. Members facing the possibility of expulsion have the right to present their defense.
  4. An individual may no longer be recognised as a ‘Friend of ILGA’ by the Secretaries General. Where such an action occurs, the Secretaries-General will submit their decision to the next Executive Board meeting for review.
  5. If a member does not pay the annual membership fee within 3 months after being given notice that the fee is due, the member will not be able to exercise the rights of a member as set out in this constitution until such time as any outstanding fees have been paid.

D. The Asian Regional Conference

  1. The highest body of ILGA-ASIA is the Asian Regional Conference, also known as the ILGA-ASIA Conference. It determines the policy of ILGA-ASIA within the framework of this constitution.
  2. The Asian Regional Conference shall meet at least every other year, a biannual rhythm alternating with the World Conference at a time and a place normally decided by a former conference. The ILGA-ASIA Board shall, however, take steps to ensure that a conference is called, including determining the time and place as necessary, if such a decision is not taken or it subsequently becomes unviable for any reason. The procedures for the Conference shall be those set out in this constitution and the Standing Orders for ILGA-ASIA.
  3. Full members and the ILGA-ASIA Board can submit proposals to be dealt with at the Regional Conference in accordance with the provisions in the Standing Orders. They may also nominate candidates for the ILGA-ASIA Board and submit amendments to proposals in accordance with the Standing Orders.
  4. The ILGA-ASIA Board shall send, in accordance with the provisions in the Standing Orders, to all members a preliminary agenda including proposals and the audited accounts and inviting full members to send amendments to proposals. Before the conference the ILGA-ASIA Board shall send, in accordance with the provisions in the Standing Orders, the final agenda, the report from the Board, the budget and a list of candidates for the Board to the members.
  5. The agenda of the Regional Conference shall include:
  6. Election of the Chairing Pool;
  7. Report from the ILGA-ASIA Board;
  8. Approval of the accounts;
  9. Proposals and amendments from the ILGA-ASIA Board or full member organisations;
  10. Approval of budget and a financial report;
  11. Election of the ILGA-ASIA Board and two representatives – one of whom identifies as a woman – to the ILGA Executive Board;
  12. Appointment of an auditor;
  13. Any other business.
  14. The conference is composed of delegations from full member organisations each carrying up to two votes according to the rules in the Standing Orders and members of the ILGA-ASIA Board. Other representatives of full member organisations, representatives of associate member groups and associate indivi­dual members within the region may attend the conference. The host organi­sation and the ILGA-ASIA Board can invite others to take part in the conference. Only delegates from full member organisations may vote at the conference.
  15. The conference is chaired by a Chairing Pool, which shall have the functions set out in the Standing Orders.
  16. Decisions of the conference are taken only by the conference plenary. The following proposals can be put forward to the plenary:
  17. Proposals and amendments from full members or from the ILGA-ASIA Board that have been submitted and circulated in accordance with the Standing Orders;
  18. Proposals from the ILGA-ASIA Board;
  19. Proposals from the conference, in accordance with the procedures in the Standing Orders.
  20. Whenever possible decisions should be taken by consensus. In the event of a vote, decisions will be made on the basis of a simple majority of votes cast for and against, with the exception of proposals for changes to the constitution as stated in article G.2. The decisions of the conference are recorded in a registry.
  21. Elections and voting shall be conducted in accordance with the rules in the Standing Orders.
  22. An extraordinary Regional Conference shall be convened by the ILGA-ASIA Board if:
  23. A Regional Conference decides that an extraordinary conference should be held, or
  24. 60 % of the full members including members from at least 4 countries request such a conference in order to discuss and take decision on particular issues, or
  25. The Board considers that it is in the interest of ILGA-ASIA for such a conference to be held to discuss and make decisions on particular issues.
  26. The notice for such an extraordinary conference shall specify the issues, which are to be discussed, and the agenda for the conference shall be restricted to these issues.
  27. At extraordinary conferences decisions can only be taken if at least 50% of the full members including members from at least 5 countries are represented at the conference by delegates or by proxy. In all other respects, the provisions of this constitution and the Standing Orders shall apply.

E. The ILGA-ASIA Executive Board

  1. The ILGA-ASIA Executive Board, also known as the ILGA-ASIA Board, shall act and can make decisions on behalf of ILGA-ASIA between the conferences within the framework of this constitution and policies laid down by Regional Conferences.
  2. The ILGA-ASIA Board shall consist of a maximum of twelve (12) individuals from full member organisations consisting of two (2) representatives from each of the five (5) sub-regions in Asia (West, Central, South, Southeast and East). At least one of the two sub representatives from each of the sub regions should identify as a woman.
  3. In the composition of the ILGA-ASIA Board, the diversity of the membership should be reflected. Therefore, in addition to the ten sub-regional representa­tives, there shall be one trans representative and one intersex representative, elected in accordance with the provisions in section D.
  4. Two representatives, one of whom identifies as a woman, from the ILGA-ASIA Board are to be elected at the conference as the Asia co-representatives to the ILGA Executive Board.
  5. The ILGA-ASIA Board has the following functions:
  6. To implement ILGA-ASIA policies;
  7. To represent ILGA-ASIA with international organisations such as the United Nations and set up lobbies where needed;
  8. To appoint and supervise an Executive Director or a General Coordinator to manage an administrative office;
  9. To ensure the organisation of regional conferences;
  10. To undertake fund raising for ILGA-ASIA;
  11. To provide guidance and support services to the members as and when necessary;
  12. To submit a report of its activities to the Regional Conference and of the regional activities to the world conference;
  13. To submit a financial report to the Regional Conference including the audited accounts and the budget;
  14. To assign specific areas of responsibilities to its members;
  15. To set up working parties to assist it in specific areas and to mandate such working parties to act on its behalf where appropriate;
  16. To initiate a written decision making procedure in major and urgent cases in areas falling outside or conflicting with policies decided by the Regional Conference, in accordance with article10;
  17. To act on behalf of the organisation where necessary and undertake such other functions for every purpose falling within the aims and objectives of ILGA-ASIA.
  18. The ILGA-ASIA Board shall set up its own order of business and determine its own timetable for meetings in order to carry out its functions. The quorum shall be 60 % of Board members. The decisions of the board shall be recorded in a registry.
  19. The meetings of the ILGA-ASIA Board shall be open to one representative from every full member organisation and all full members are upon request entitled to all information about ILGA-ASIA and the work of the ILGA-ASIA Board except for confidential personal information regarding individual board members or employees.
  20. The term of office of the ILGA-ASIA Board shall be from the end of the Regional Conference at which it is elected until the end of the next ordinary Regional Conference. The ILGA-ASIA Board will have its first meeting shortly after the Regional Conference, Members of the ILGA-ASIA Board can be re-elected.
  21. ILGA-ASIA can only be legally committed by two members of the ILGA-ASIA Board jointly, acting with the proper authorisation of the board.
  22. In the case of a written decision procedure, initiated under the provisions of article E.5.k, a decision can be taken by a simple majority of the votes cast for or against and only if at least 30% of the full members including members from at least 10 countries have responded. All relevant material concerning the matter on which a decision shall be taken will be sent to all members.

F. Finances

  1. The financial year is the 12 months beginning 1 January.
  2. ILGA-ASIA may receive income from the following sources:
    1. membership contributions;
    2. grants;
    3. donations;
    4. sponsorships;
    5. other legally acceptable sources.
  3. The ILGA-ASIA Board is responsible for ensuring that accurate accounts are kept of the capital, income and expenditures of ILGA-ASIA, and shall present the audited accounts and balance sheet for the previous financial year to the Regional Conference for approval and adoption, together with a financial report outlining the situation of the current financial year.
  4. The ILGA-ASIA Board shall determine detailed financial regulations for the proper control of the financial resources of the organisation and the keeping of accurate financial records, which shall include provisions for the audit of ILGA-ASIA’s accounts.
  5. Only members of the ILGA-ASIA Board and personnel mandated by the board can withdraw from ILGA-ASIA bank- and giro-accounts.
  6. The Regional Conference shall appoint a suitably qualified auditor who shall be independent of the ILGA-ASIA Board.

G. Changes of the Constitution

  1. Proposals for changing this constitution can only be dealt with at a Regional Conference if the proposal has been submitted and circulated according to the rules in section D.
  2. Adoption of amendments to the constitution requires a majority of 75 % of the votes cast for or against.
  3. Any change to this constitution shall be published in Hong Kong, where ILGA-ASIA is registered.

H. Closing down

  1. Closing down of ILGA-ASIA can be decided by the Regional Conference in accordance to the rules in section D.
  2. In case of closing down of ILGA-ASIA the assets of the organisation shall go to an organisation having similar aims as ILGA-ASIA, decided by the Regional Conference.

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Session Proposal

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Thank you for your interest in taking part in the 7th ILGA Asia Regional Conference 2017!

ILGA Asia Regional Conference will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from 4-8 December 2017. This gathering of LGBTI members and other organisations provides a great space to connect, learn, collaborate, coordinate, discuss and agree on future strategies for the Asian LGBTI movement.

Panel discussions, workshops and other discussion spaces  are a fundamental part of it. Experiences, practices and knowledge will be shared to help the international and regional LGBTI movement advance equality and freedom for all human beings, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, bodily diversity and sex characteristics.

We are accepting session proposals from organisations and individuals. Proposals will be reviewed by ILGA Asia Executive Board. If your proposal is accepted, we will provide you with more details about your session.

LGBTI organisations and other partners are strongly encouraged to partner with one another to pool knowledge and expertise.

Session Criteria

Proposals are an opportunity to suggest a topic, format and presenters for an engaging session. Priority will be given to proposals that address:

●      Advance equality and freedoms through an intersectional approach
●      Sharing of best practices for the advancement of LGBTI rights and issues
●      Emerging movements or identified gaps in LGBTI human rights work

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
●      Intersectional advocacy
●      In/visibility of Bisexuality in the LGBTI movement
●      Intersex Human Rights and the Intersex Movement
●      Sexual and reproductive health and rights
●      LGBTI migrants, asylum seekers and refugees
●      Faith and Justice
●      LGBTI Youth Organising
●      Disability rights and the LGBTI movement
●      Capacity-building for LGBTI organisations
●      Economic justice, poverty, and other challenges faced by LGBTI communities

Please use the form below to provide us with more details. Successful proposals will
●      Be relevant to a diverse and broad range of people
●      Be engaging and interactive
●      Include multi-disciplinary perspectives
●      Promote and provide spaces for intersex people, trans people, bisexual people, young people (amongst others)

SUBMISSION: Please fill the form below and send us all the required information by 23:59 Indochina Time (GMT+7) on 23 July 2017.

Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.  If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by 14 August 2017.

Any question should be directed to asia2017@ilga.org

ILGA Asia and RoCK are looking forward to seeing you in Phnom Penh this December!

Scholarship Application

scholarship
Deadline: applications must be completed by 23:59 Indochina Time on 23 July 2017.
Thank you for your interest in attending the ILGA Asia Regional Conference 2017! Please fill in this brief application to be considered for a scholarship. Self-paying participants please use this form to register instead.

WHO CAN APPLY

Scholarships are offered to provide assistance to people who would otherwise be unable to attend the conference for financial reasons. Human rights defenders, activists and representatives of ILGA member organisations in Asia are eligible.

Even though every attempt will be made to assist as many applicants as possible, we regret that there will be only a limited quantity of scholarships available. Selected scholars will be informed by August 14, 2017, thus giving rejected applicants the chance to seek alternative funding.

ILGA Members and other organisations willing to support the participation of scholars are encouraged to contact us at asia2017@ilga.org. Many thanks in advance for all the support you can provide!

DEADLINE & NOTIFICATION

The scholarship application must be completed by 23:59 Indochina Time (GMT+7) on 23 July 2017.

Successful applicants will be notified by the August 14, 2017.

ILGA Asia and RoCK are looking forward to seeing you at the ILGA Asia Regional Conference 2017 in Phnom Penh!

Conference Registration

registration

Hundreds of LGBTI human rights defenders around Asia will gather in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from December 4 to 8, 2017. Register your participation now and join others!

Dear ILGA members and friends,
Ever since our last Asia conference in Taipei 2015, the LGBTI movement in our region has been experiencing some dramatic shifts, and the lives of some of us have been changed forever. In this time of adversity, we are bound to meet again to show our solidarity, overcome these challenges, and plan for the future at the 7th ILGA Asia Regional Conference that will take place from December 4-8, 2017 in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia. This year, the host is one of our member organisations, Rainbow Community of Kampuchea (RoCK).

All registration must be submitted through this online form.

ILGA Members and other organisations willing to support the participation of scholars are encouraged to contact us at asia2017@ilga.org.

If you are looking for a scholarship to attend the conference, please use this form only. You don’t need to fill in the current registration form.

ILGA Asia and RoCK are looking forward to seeing you in Phnom Penh this December!

Registrant types:

WE NO LONGER OFFER DIFFERENT PACKAGES. WE CAN HELP TO RESERVE A ROOM FOR YOU BUT PARTICIPANTS WILL PAY DIRECTLY TO THE HOTEL FOLLOWING THEIR INSTRUCTION.

THE CONFERENCE VENUE IS HOTEL CAMBODIANA. YOU CAN EITHER STAY THERE OR CHECK OUT OTHER HOTELS NEARBY.
https://ilgaasia2017.com/2017/10/18/accommodation-in-phnom-penh/

INSTRUCTION TO PAY REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE SENT TO YOU BY 20 NOVEMBER 2017.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. 

SINGLE ROOM PACKAGE

The price for early bird registration (until August 31, 2017, 23:59 Indochina Time) is 609 USD.
For those who register after August 31, 2017 the price will be 699 USD.

The package includes:
* 6 nights in a 4-star hotel accommodation [arrival on December 3, departure on December 8]
* breakfast
* delegate pack + access to conference meetings and social events
* lunches
* coffee breaks

DOUBLE ROOM PACKAGE

The price for early bird registration (until August 31, 2017, 23:59 Indochina Time) is of 419 USD.
For those who register after August 31, 2017 the price will be 499 USD.

The package includes:
* 6 nights in a 4-star hotel accommodation [arrival on December 3, departure on December 8]
* breakfast
* delegate pack + access to conference meetings and social events
* lunches
* coffee breaks.

NO ACCOMMODATION NEEDED

Conference fee: 169 USD

It includes:
* delegate pack + access to conference meetings and social events
* lunches
* coffee breaks

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: November 20, 2017, 23:59 Indochina Time (GMT+7)