30/12/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL
Outcome Report on Meeting with Social Services Experts is out!
The Kaos GL Association is organising a series of activities and workshops aimed to strengthen the best practices on social services and develop the theory and practice of social services from the non-heteronormative perspective. In the context of social services practices, we continue to search for various ways to contribute to extending LGBTI + as a political subject.
As part of these activities and efforts, we came together with experts on social services under the facilitation of Emrah Kırımsoy on 12th of December 2020. In this event, Yogyakarta Principles were used as a framework for reflecting the issues and feedback on current LGBTQ + rights regarding social service practices.
Throughout the studies in the field of practising social services, concepts of Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability and Adaptability has been necessary. These concepts reflect that institutions and programmes need to meet the following conditions to practice social services: sufficient capacity; physically and economically accessible under the principle of non-discrimination; promote social justice and by ensuring that services are accessed in human dignity and the protection of human rights, and flexible enough to tailor services on uniqueness and needs of the individuals.
Experts on social services met on 12th of December 2020 to evaluate the issues and needs in the field of social services, and expand their suggestions, which was outlined during a meeting that was held in July and August 2020. These efforts also contributed to where to start distributing roles and responsibilities; and setting up goals for change and transformation for non-heteronormative social services as a result of participation on social services experts on various institutions and organisations.
Tags: human rights