IGLHRC Letter to Malaysian Minister: Children's Rights Violated in Discriminatory Camps

Published: April 29, 2011

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is urging Malaysian authorities to stop the practice of forcing male students, possibly as young as 12 years of age, into "curative" programs for allegedly failing to conform to the stereotypical expectations of masculinity. The most recent camp in Besut, Trengganu on the northeast coast of Malaysia was ordered by the Terengganu Education Department.

IGLHRC has written to the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development to commend her for publicly calling for the Besut Camp to be abolished. We are urging her Ministry as well as the Ministries of Education and Higher Education to take additional steps to stop these curative camps.

Below is a copy of the letter to the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.

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