The Sky Will Not Fall: A Call to Reform Discriminatory Sexual Offence Laws in the Commonwealth – 10 minutes documentary film

The Sky Will Not Fall: A Call to Reform Discriminatory Sexual Offence Laws in the Commonwealth – 10 minutes documentary film

Across the Commonwealth outdated sexual offences laws fail to protect, and discriminate against, women and girls, LGBT people and people with disability. We're working with governments, activists and parliamentarians to change that. Watch our short film, shot in Belize, Seychelles, Singapore, Kenya and India, and find out more. (CW: The following film contains mentions of physical and sexual violence and abuse which some viewers may find distressing and/or traumatic.)

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A Wake Up Call: Hate Crime Law in the Commonwealth – 8 minutes documentary film

A Wake Up Call: Hate Crime Law in the Commonwealth – 8 minutes documentary film

Across the Commonwealth LGBT people face violence because of who they are and who they love. Very few Commonwealth countries have legislation to recognise, prevent and punish hate crimes, including those committed on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Legal reform through the provision of hate crime legislation is one tool to address hate based violence, which impacts everyone in our societies. Watch our new short film, shot in Belize, Seychelles, Singapore, Kenya and India, and find out more. (CW: This film contains scenes of physical violence and mention of abuse and sexual violence against LGBT people which some viewers may find distressing and/or traumatic.)

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Next Steps Towards Reform: Mapping good practice and gaps in Commonwealth sexual offences legislation

Next Steps Towards Reform: Mapping good practice and gaps in Commonwealth sexual offences legislation

This map provides at a glance the status of sexual offences legislation in all five Commonwealth regions, highlighting good practice and identifying where there are gaps in protection, with a particular focus on women, children, LGBT+ people and people with disability.

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Next Steps Towards Reform: Assessing good practice and gaps in Commonwealth sexual offences legislation in the Pacific

Next Steps Towards Reform: Assessing good practice and gaps in Commonwealth sexual offences legislation in the Pacific

This report examines the status of sexual offences legislation in the Commonwealth Pacific, assessing good practice and identifying where there are gaps in protection, with a particular focus on women, children, LGBT+ people and people with disability.

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Next Steps Towards Reform: Assessing good practice and gaps in Commonwealth sexual offences legislation in Europe

Next Steps Towards Reform: Assessing good practice and gaps in Commonwealth sexual offences legislation in Europe

This report examines the status of sexual offences legislation in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Americas, assessing good practice and identifying where there are gaps in protection, with a particular focus on women, children, LGBT+ people and people with disability.

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Next Steps Towards Reform: Assessing good practice and gaps in Commonwealth sexual offences legislation in the Caribbean & Americas

Next Steps Towards Reform: Assessing good practice and gaps in Commonwealth sexual offences legislation in the Caribbean & Americas

This report examines the status of sexual offences legislation in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Americas, assessing good practice and identifying where there are gaps in protection, with a particular focus on women, children, LGBT+ people and people with disability.

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