Research and Advocacy

United Nations event
Sayoni co-founder Jean Chong (centre) at a United Nations event in 2016.

Sayoni conducts research on LBTQ women and the larger community in order to support our advocacy work. Our research has sought to uncover facts and patterns in the lives of LBTQ women over the years. Past and ongoing projects include:


Our advocacy and education efforts include:

  • International advocacy (e.g. reporting on CEDAW compliance gaps at the UN)
  • National advocacy with local groups and the government
  • Regional advocacy (e.g. with the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus)
  • Campaigns (e.g. Come Out Come Home)
  • Publications (e.g. Coming Out Guide)

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