Access to Justice

We, Colors Rainbow, organized a workshop with lawyers in collaboration with UNAIDS and British Embassy in 2014 to discuss promoting of rule of law for LGBT community focusing Myanmar Penal Code 377 and other Police Acts.

The LGBT community do not want MPC 377 but when it comes to feasibility, “amendment” is possible and easier to push the (previous) government for.

Then, we consider immediate action we can take which are providing legal assistance to LGBT community.
So, we started a project “LGBT Rule of Law Initiative” with the support of PRLP (USAID). In 2015, we trained 22 LGBTs from Hlaingthayar, Pyay and Mawlamyaing to provide legal assistance to LGBTs and other groups such as women and children.

The mentioned links are some articles of the project and impact.

(1) Myanmar’s transgender people not just chasing rainbows in fight for
equality

(2) Life in the Shadows: Silent suffering in Myanmar’s LGBT+ community

(3) Burmese police accused of targeting and torturing homosexuals

(4) Homophobia In Burma

We, Colors Rainbow are now running this project in Hlaingthayar and Pyay in 2015 and adding court representation. We are also expending to Mandalay and Dawei starting from July 2016 as well. Mandalay parliament and the police did terrible treatment ot LGBTs in the area over the past 3 years.

In August last year (2015), the Mandalay  parliament made horrible decision against LGBT community.
http://www.dvb.no/news/mandalay-govt-vows-crackdown-on-same-sex-couples/56396