Statement of iSEE on tragic shooting at Orlando targeting LGBTQ community
|Statement of iSEE on tragic shooting at Orlando targeting LGBTQ community|
Following the success of “I believe I can 2015”, the event series “I believe I can 2016: Indigenous knowledge – Spring of life” drew mass attention on 11th and 13th of December. The objectives this year is to honor cultural diversity, indigenous knowledge and to promote the understanding, respect as well as equality among ethnic groups. Especially, ethnic minority representatives from 15 different groups are key members of committee of organizing.
On June 30, 2016, the Human Rights Council has voted through resolution 32/2, which establishes an Independent Expert to promote solutions to issues of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Vietnam is one of the countries voting "yes" for this resolution.
"Love and sharing are the core and unchangeable values of Vietnamese family, without categorising any form of family." - Mr. Huu Van Hoa, Deputy Director General, Family Department (MOCST) claimed.
During Pride month, we are saddened by the news about the mass shooting that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families affected by this horrific violence.