Queer Sisterhood Project

Year: 2019
Type: Technical

Policy accompaniment to strengthen adjudication of asylum claims based on gender identity, sexual orientation and sex characteristics; The Queer Sisterhood Project, a refugee-led support and advocacy initiative for LGBTIQ+ asylum-seeking and refugee women in Australia, pledges to offer its expertise in the form of policy accompaniment to governments and other relevant stakeholders including the Asylum Capacity Support Group, in evolving policies on the determination of asylum claims based on gender identity, sexual orientation and sex characteristics.  Drawing on an evidence base derived from lived experience, academic research and policy expertise, we pledge to support the development and provision of guidelines, training and other tools to enhance the understanding of the claims related to the persecution of LGBTIQ+ persons, to sensitise decision-makers and strengthen adjudication of asylum claims including the enhancement of country of origin reporting through an age, gender and diversity lens.