The ‘Yogyakarta Principles’ are a key document in the spread of gender ideology and its erosion of women’s and chidren’s rights. The document was produced in November 2006 by a self-appointed group of experts with legal and UN knowledge (including UN Special Rapporteurs on other human rights), and phrased in a way that implied it was (or would be) authorised by UN member countries, rather than produced by individuals.
The launch in Geneva (the location of UN headquarters) of the Yogyakarta Principles document in March 2007, and a follow-up report in December 2017, could be seen as a deceptive attempt to gain acceptance of transgender ideology through association with homosexual rights and with the authority of the UN.
The document offered a legitimatory role, such as in providing a definition of gender identity: ‘ Gender identity is understood to refer to each person’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex assigned at birth, including the personal sense of the body (which may involve, if freely chosen, modification of bodily appearance or function by medical, surgical or other means) and other expressions of gender, including dress, speech and mannerisms.
In the concept of SOGI, it linked Gender Identity (GI) with Sexual Orientation (SO) as though these two disparate issues were of comparable and equal concern for the purpose of the Human Rights of sexuality, and was driven by the success of the movement to add the ‘T’ to the ‘LGB’ rights movement.
One of the co-authors of the Yogyakarta Principles document, Professor Wintemute more recently has declared that ‘the international human rights community got it wrong in merging lesbian and gay rights with the idea of a right to have “gender identity” replace sex.’ He has stated that ‘women’s rights were not considered during the meeting where the principles were written and the authors “failed to consider” that fully intact males would seek to access female-only spaces.’