Ging Cristobal, Project Coordinator for the Asia Program of IGLHRC, has called the initiative a "major breakthrough" as police officers in major provinces all over the Philippines will undergo training that will include a LGBT community dialogue, and gender and sexuality workshops with human rights regional officers.
The latest decision comes after a "no-action" vote last month by a bloc of anti-gay nations which stalled the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's 3-year application process for consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
A bloc of anti-gay nations has blocked the NGO Committee from voting on whether to accredit the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) which had applied for "consultative status" at the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) three years ago.
Following news of a similar Anti-Homosexuality Bill that is being proposed in neighbouring Uganda, the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission reports that the lower house of the Rwandan Parliament will hold its final debate on a draft revision of the penal code that will, for the first time, make homosexuality a crime in Rwanda.
The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has issued an action alert to demand that the Philippines Commission on Elections (Comelec) grants the immediate accreditation of an ‘LGBT political party’ Ang LADLAD so that its member(s) can run for a seat in the Lower House of the Philippines Congress in the May 2010 national elections.