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Komik Yogyakarta Principles was created especially for you guys (lesbian, gay,                                     Special Thanks
bisexsual and transgenders)—young LGBT in Indonesia. What is Yogyakarta
Principles? These are the principles on the enforcement of human rights related        After all the troubles and hurdles that we have gone through we are able to
to the choice of sexual orientation and gender identity.                               finish the Yogyakarta Principles comic. This long and cautious process was
                                                                                       over and marked by the publication of this comic.
What is human rights anyway? Human rights are the rights given to human being
since their birth that do not distinguish them by status, group, race, religion,       Institut Pelangi Perempuan would like to address our gratitude to our friends
position or even their sexual orientation and gender identity. So as part of LGBT      and community of young lesbian at the Jabodetabek area who have shared
group we do have our human rights like any other human being. But in reality           their experiences with us and turned it into story in this comic. We would
there are a lot of human rights violation against this group, such as rape, torture,   like also to thank HIVOS who has supported us in making our dream comes
different treatment in workplace, forced arrest and detainment and any forms of        true that is to make the Yogyakarta Principles comic. Kamilia Manaf as the
violence against the LGBT groups. It ain’t fair, is it???!!!                           Executive Directore of Institute Pelangi Perempuan who has given her
                                                                                       tiredless support and encouraged us that Institute Pelangi Perempuan should
So YP was developed to respond any forms of violence reported from all over            be able to spread the information on Yogyakarta Principle by publishing this
the world. Of course these principles were created as an effort to enforce human       comic and she also participated in composing this comic.
rights of LGBT all over the world. The YP principles were composed in a meeting
attended by some experts in law and human rights who came from all over the            We would like to thank Ino who has spent her times weaving story by story
world on November 6-9, 2006 at Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta.                      of our fellow LGBTIQ in the Jabodetabek area either through direct interview
                                                                                       or online. As well as to Yasmin Purba, a human rights activist from IKOHI
Institut Pelangi Perempuan that has been working on the empowerment of                 and Mas Irwan MH, a researcher at the Gender and Sexuality Studies of
young lesbian in the Jabodetabek area has the initiative to introduce Yogyakarta       Universitas Indonesia who were willing to be our partners in discussing about
Principles in a form of comic, which will be easier to understand in terms of          this comic. We could never forget the comic artist Mas Agung who has turned
content because as we know YP has a lot of legal terms that are difficult to be        the stories into comic that is not only beautiful but also readable. We would
understood by our fellow LBTIQs. The concept itself was created as attractive as       like also to acknowledge the hard work of our IPP Staff who contributed a lot
possible so that you’ll be interested in reading it.                                   in this process: Panca, mely and Nana who would be inseparable parts of IPP.
                                                                                       We would like also to thank Yatna as the volunteer who has helped us during
This comic was not coming out of nowhere and printed automatically but it has          the process of this comic’s publication.
gone through a series of process of interview with some young LBTIQ in the
Jabodetabek area on their daily experiences. We then collected those interviews
into a fiction in this comic. The concept of this comic was a collaborative result     Salam Pelangi!
with academics from Gender and Sexuality Studies of Universitas Indonesia and
human rights activists that contributed a lot in the creation of this YP comic.

So that was the background of this comic, we hope this comic will give certain
color in our life. The government of Indonesia has not yet adopted YP but by
understanding the content of YP, it is expected that we will be able to build the
awareness of young LGBTIQ to make the application of Yogyakarta Principles
in our life.

Salam Pelangi!
Prologue
         Human Rights (HR) has been one of the most important and                                                                     Rape, torture, violation of
controversial issue amongst the international community during the past                                                              privacy, arbitrary arrest and
decade. This is more so when rapid globalization often caused Human                                                                  detention, execution without
                                                                                                                                   proper judiciary process, abuse
Rights violations may it be within a state or between states. On the other
                                                                                                                                      of medical means, violation
hand, it is globalization that enables more people to be aware about how                                                              of freedom of expression,
                                                                                                           Everyone was born
important HR is. There are also many different understanding about what                                    free and equally in     discrimination at the work place,
are HR in different parts of the world, causing different practices in their                                terms of dignity        health, education, housing and
enforcement. Many states, such as Indonesia, still consider sex orientation                                and rights, and this     access to immigration justice.
                                                                                                           should also applied
as not a HR issue. In many parts of the world, including in Indonesia, there      Sexual orientation and         to LGBT
                                                                                     gender identity
are often cases when someone/a group of people are subjected to violence,
excommunicated from their family, banned from organizing or establishing
association, dismissed from employment, arrested, or excluded from
health services- just to mention a few – due to their unconventional sexual
orientation and/or gender identity- such as transgender, gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transsexual, or sex worker.
                                                                                                                 Human rights are for
                                                                                                                 everyone regardless
         Due to this context a number of HR activists and experts from 25                                          of their sexual
countries decided to compose a set of principles for the implementation                                            orientation and
of HR law in relation with sexual orientation and gender identity. These                                           gender identity
principles were launched in Jogjakarta on March 27, 2007- and they are
referred to as The Yogyakarta Principles. The objective of these principles
is to promote the UN members’ governments- including Indonesia’s- to
respect, protect and fulfill the HR of their citizens- especially with relation
to sexual orientation and gender identity. HR are the state’s obligation
to realize. Each citizen has the right to demand the state to perform its
obligation to enforce HR.
         The comic book in the reader’s hands is a form effort initiated by
Institut Pelangi Perempuan to disseminate information on The Yogyakarta
Principles amongst young lesbian community in Indonesia. This book is
an effort to “translate” the principles into a more youth friendly language.
The story in this comic book is inspired by the real life story of a number
of young lesbians in Indonesia. Comic book was chosen as the media to
explain The Yogyakarta Principles with the hope that it would be easier to
comprehend as compared to brochures or pocket books..
         It should be noted that the Yogyakarta Principles is not a binding
legal document for UN member states. However, it expounds upon the
obligations of all states to implement effectively their obligation pertaining
HR. Therefore there needs to be advocacy efforts by various parties-
such as what Institut Pelangi Perempuan is engaged in- to ensure the
government of Indonesia exercise its obligations on HR enforcement.
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Yogyakarta Principles Comic English Version

  • 1.
  • 2. Hello friends, Komik Yogyakarta Principles was created especially for you guys (lesbian, gay, Special Thanks bisexsual and transgenders)—young LGBT in Indonesia. What is Yogyakarta Principles? These are the principles on the enforcement of human rights related After all the troubles and hurdles that we have gone through we are able to to the choice of sexual orientation and gender identity. finish the Yogyakarta Principles comic. This long and cautious process was over and marked by the publication of this comic. What is human rights anyway? Human rights are the rights given to human being since their birth that do not distinguish them by status, group, race, religion, Institut Pelangi Perempuan would like to address our gratitude to our friends position or even their sexual orientation and gender identity. So as part of LGBT and community of young lesbian at the Jabodetabek area who have shared group we do have our human rights like any other human being. But in reality their experiences with us and turned it into story in this comic. We would there are a lot of human rights violation against this group, such as rape, torture, like also to thank HIVOS who has supported us in making our dream comes different treatment in workplace, forced arrest and detainment and any forms of true that is to make the Yogyakarta Principles comic. Kamilia Manaf as the violence against the LGBT groups. It ain’t fair, is it???!!! Executive Directore of Institute Pelangi Perempuan who has given her tiredless support and encouraged us that Institute Pelangi Perempuan should So YP was developed to respond any forms of violence reported from all over be able to spread the information on Yogyakarta Principle by publishing this the world. Of course these principles were created as an effort to enforce human comic and she also participated in composing this comic. rights of LGBT all over the world. The YP principles were composed in a meeting attended by some experts in law and human rights who came from all over the We would like to thank Ino who has spent her times weaving story by story world on November 6-9, 2006 at Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta. of our fellow LGBTIQ in the Jabodetabek area either through direct interview or online. As well as to Yasmin Purba, a human rights activist from IKOHI Institut Pelangi Perempuan that has been working on the empowerment of and Mas Irwan MH, a researcher at the Gender and Sexuality Studies of young lesbian in the Jabodetabek area has the initiative to introduce Yogyakarta Universitas Indonesia who were willing to be our partners in discussing about Principles in a form of comic, which will be easier to understand in terms of this comic. We could never forget the comic artist Mas Agung who has turned content because as we know YP has a lot of legal terms that are difficult to be the stories into comic that is not only beautiful but also readable. We would understood by our fellow LBTIQs. The concept itself was created as attractive as like also to acknowledge the hard work of our IPP Staff who contributed a lot possible so that you’ll be interested in reading it. in this process: Panca, mely and Nana who would be inseparable parts of IPP. We would like also to thank Yatna as the volunteer who has helped us during This comic was not coming out of nowhere and printed automatically but it has the process of this comic’s publication. gone through a series of process of interview with some young LBTIQ in the Jabodetabek area on their daily experiences. We then collected those interviews into a fiction in this comic. The concept of this comic was a collaborative result Salam Pelangi! with academics from Gender and Sexuality Studies of Universitas Indonesia and human rights activists that contributed a lot in the creation of this YP comic. So that was the background of this comic, we hope this comic will give certain color in our life. The government of Indonesia has not yet adopted YP but by understanding the content of YP, it is expected that we will be able to build the awareness of young LGBTIQ to make the application of Yogyakarta Principles in our life. Salam Pelangi!
  • 3. Prologue Human Rights (HR) has been one of the most important and Rape, torture, violation of controversial issue amongst the international community during the past privacy, arbitrary arrest and decade. This is more so when rapid globalization often caused Human detention, execution without proper judiciary process, abuse Rights violations may it be within a state or between states. On the other of medical means, violation hand, it is globalization that enables more people to be aware about how of freedom of expression, Everyone was born important HR is. There are also many different understanding about what free and equally in discrimination at the work place, are HR in different parts of the world, causing different practices in their terms of dignity health, education, housing and enforcement. Many states, such as Indonesia, still consider sex orientation and rights, and this access to immigration justice. should also applied as not a HR issue. In many parts of the world, including in Indonesia, there Sexual orientation and to LGBT gender identity are often cases when someone/a group of people are subjected to violence, excommunicated from their family, banned from organizing or establishing association, dismissed from employment, arrested, or excluded from health services- just to mention a few – due to their unconventional sexual orientation and/or gender identity- such as transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, or sex worker. Human rights are for everyone regardless Due to this context a number of HR activists and experts from 25 of their sexual countries decided to compose a set of principles for the implementation orientation and of HR law in relation with sexual orientation and gender identity. These gender identity principles were launched in Jogjakarta on March 27, 2007- and they are referred to as The Yogyakarta Principles. The objective of these principles is to promote the UN members’ governments- including Indonesia’s- to respect, protect and fulfill the HR of their citizens- especially with relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. HR are the state’s obligation to realize. Each citizen has the right to demand the state to perform its obligation to enforce HR. The comic book in the reader’s hands is a form effort initiated by Institut Pelangi Perempuan to disseminate information on The Yogyakarta Principles amongst young lesbian community in Indonesia. This book is an effort to “translate” the principles into a more youth friendly language. The story in this comic book is inspired by the real life story of a number of young lesbians in Indonesia. Comic book was chosen as the media to explain The Yogyakarta Principles with the hope that it would be easier to comprehend as compared to brochures or pocket books.. It should be noted that the Yogyakarta Principles is not a binding legal document for UN member states. However, it expounds upon the obligations of all states to implement effectively their obligation pertaining HR. Therefore there needs to be advocacy efforts by various parties- such as what Institut Pelangi Perempuan is engaged in- to ensure the government of Indonesia exercise its obligations on HR enforcement.