Is there room for a rainbow in Asia?

In this HagueTalks event, we invite three activists and researchers from different countries in Asia to share how they advocate LGBTQ equality and justice through legal, cultural, and community empowerment approaches.

Is it possible to promote LGBTQ rights in regions that are relatively conservative in terms of politics, economy, and culture? What strategies do activists in these regions use to promote equality and justice? What achievements have they made and what difficulties do they face?


  • Charlene Liu, is from Malaysia. She has 17 years of community leadership, commercial event management, and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) advocacy experience. In 2009, she co-founded ShanghaiPRIDE, an annual festival run entirely by volunteers that promotes diversity and justice. Shen co-found Ladies Who Tech in 2016, a social impact community for women in STEM. Recently, she has been elected as a Member of the Executive Board, Women Representative of ILGA Asia.
  • Guangchen Yang, 15 years experience working in civil society movement in China. He is working at LGBT Rights Advocacy China for the past 8 years. they supported 13 strategic litigations advocating LGBTQ rights in China on issues of conversion therapy, employment discrimination and marriage equality. Yang is specialized on legal and media research, domestic and international legal advocacy.
  • Yuli Kim, director of programs management at WorkPlace Pride. Yuli is Specialized in managing D&I programs within multi-cultural international organizations. she supports organizations in Japan and other challenging region to engage business in bridging the gap between D&I policies and practice by embedding organizational commitment.

Event is co-organised by Chinese Initiative on International Law and Pan-European Rainbow Coalition (PERC). #LGBTQinAsia

We invite you to join us for discussion and exchange of ideas.


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12:00 –13:30 GMT + 2 (The Hague)



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