This monitoring report provides findings of a baseline study in Malaysia to contribute to the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) concluding observations in Kuala Lumpur, Perak and Terengganu.
Guided by the recommendations, the baseline report focuses on four key areas:
1. Criminalisation and legal barriers faced by LGBTIQ persons;
2. State-led anti-LGBTIQ activities and policies;
3. Protection in relation to discrimination and violence against LGBTIQ persons in the areas of healthcare, employment, education, gender-based violence, and human rights defenders (HRD);
4. Media narratives and representation of LGBTIQ persons.