GENEVA / SOGI

24-Jan-2017 00:01:41
During his first public meeting, the newly appointed United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Vitit Muntarbhorn, explained the definition and meaning of the acronym SOGI. OHCHR
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STORY: GENEVA / SOGI
TRT: 01:09
SOURCE: OHCHR
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE

DATELINE: 24 JANUARY 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
SHOTLIST
1. Med shot, meeting
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
“SOGI is what to me? SO, Sexual Orientation is basically my feeling towards others, it has an external dimension to what I am. Gender Identity, GI, has an internal dimension about what I feel about myself which might be different from the biological gender assigned to me at birth.”
3. Med shot, Muntarbhorn at the dais
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
“Regrettable at times those who are seen to have a different SOGI are persecuted, are violated. So it is that difference, sadly, which leads to those negative consequences, while the rights of everyone are the same. And everyone deserves the guarantees of protection and respect.”
5. Wide shot, meeting
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: “Our concerns are very well grounded on International law and International Human Rights Law.”
7. Wide shot, meeting

STORYLINE

During his first public meeting, the newly appointed United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Vitit Muntarbhorn, today (24 Jan) explained the definition and meaning of the acronym SOGI.

Muntarbhorn said, “SO, Sexual Orientation is basically my feeling towards others, it has an external dimension to what I am. Gender Identity, GI has an internal dimension about what I feel about myself which might be different from the biological gender assigned to me at birth.”

Laying out his intended programme of work the Independent Expert listed destigmatisation, legal recognition of gender identity, cultural inclusion with gender and sexual diversity as well as empathy to promote a human rights sensitive education to address violence against people based on their sexual orientation. His mandate was established by the Human Rights Council. He was appointed in November 2016 for a period of three years.

He said it was “regrettable at times those who are seen to have a different SOGI are persecuted, are violated. So it is that difference, sadly, which leads to those negative consequences, while the rights of everyone are the same. And everyone deserves the guarantees of protection and respect.”

The Independent Expert emphasised on the need for States to guarantee the protection of everyone’s individual rights. He observed that his work is grounded on the affirmation to protect all human rights.

Muntarbhorn was addressing a public event he organised that brought together States, civil society organisations and activists. He said the event was aimed at seeking in
STORYLINE
EVA / SOGI
TRT: 01:09
SOURCE: OHCHR
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE

DATELINE: 24 JANUARY 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

SHOTLIST:

1. Med shot, meeting
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
“SOGI is what to me? SO, Sexual Orientation is basically my feeling towards others, it has an external dimension to what I am. Gender Identity, GI, has an internal dimension about what I feel about myself which might be different from the biological gender assigned to me at birth.”
3. Med shot, Muntarbhorn at the dais
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
“Regrettable at times those who are seen to have a different SOGI are persecuted, are violated. So it is that difference, sadly, which leads to those negative consequences, while the rights of everyone are the same. And everyone deserves the guarantees of protection and respect.”
5. Wide shot, meeting
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Vitit Muntarbhorn, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: “Our concerns are very well grounded on International law and International Human Rights Law.”
7. Wide shot, meeting

STORYLINE

During his first public meeting, the newly appointed United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Vitit Muntarbhorn, today (24 Jan) explained the definition and meaning of the acronym SOGI.

Muntarbhorn said, “SO, Sexual Orientation is basically my feeling towards others, it has an external dimension to what I am. Gender Identity, GI has an internal dimension about what I feel about myself which might be different from the biological gender assigned to me at birth.”

Laying out his intended programme of work the Independent Expert listed destigmatisation, legal recognition of gender identity, cultural inclusion with gender and sexual diversity as well as empathy to promote a human rights sensitive education to address violence against people based on their sexual orientation. His mandate was established by the Human Rights Council. He was appointed in November 2016 for a period of three years.

He said it was “regrettable at times those who are seen to have a different SOGI are persecuted, are violated. So it is that difference, sadly, which leads to those negative consequences, while the rights of everyone are the same. And everyone deserves the guarantees of protection and respect.”

The Independent Expert emphasised on the need for States to guarantee the protection of everyone’s individual rights. He observed that his work is grounded on the affirmation to protect all human rights.

Muntarbhorn was addressing a public event he organised that brought together States, civil society organisations and activists. He said the event was aimed at seeking input from various groups that will inform the Independent Experts upcoming reports to the UN Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly later this year.
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