IGLHRC Urges Malaysian Authorities to Stop Camps that Violate Rights of LGBT Youth
IGLHRC (Washington DC, USA)
(New York, May 3, 2011) ) In a letter to Malaysian authorities, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) urged them to put a stop to the practice in certain schools of forcing male students - some reported to be as young as 12 - into 'curative' programs for allegedly failing to conform to stereotypical expectations of masculinity.
In a recent case addressed in the letter, sixty-six male children, said to be of secondary school age or approximately ages 12 to 17, were rounded up by their teachers and sent to a camp for "curative" purposes in Besut, Trengganu on the northeast coast of Malaysia. The order came from the Terengganu Education Department.
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