All members of society and of the international community have responsibilities regarding the realisation of human rights. We therefore further recommend that:
Q. National human rights institutions ensure that in their programmes and activities they take action on human rights issues relating to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics, mainstream those issues in all their functions, including complaint handling and human rights education, and promote the inclusion of persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics in their leadership and staff;
R. Sporting organisations integrate the Yogyakarta Principles (2006) and these Additional Principles (2017), as well as all relevant human rights norms and standards, in their policies and practices, in particular:
i. Take practical steps to create welcoming spaces for participation in sport and physical activity, including installation of appropriate changing rooms, and sensitisation of the sporting community on the implementation of anti-discrimination laws in the sporting context for persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and sex characteristics;
ii. Ensure that all individuals who wish to participate in sport are supported to do so irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics, and that all individuals are able to participate, without restriction, subject only to reasonable, proportionate and non-arbitrary requirements to participate in line with their self-declared gender;
iii. Remove, or refrain from introducing, policies that force, coerce or otherwise pressure women athletes into undergoing unnecessary, irreversible and harmful medical examinations, testing and/or procedures in order to participate as women in sport;
iv. Take measures to encourage the general public to respect diversity based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics in sports, including measures to eliminate hate speech, harassment, and violence at sports events.
THESE ADDITIONAL PRINCIPLES, STATE OBLIGATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS reflect the application of international human rights law to the lives and experiences of persons of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics, and nothing herein should be interpreted as restricting or in any way limiting the rights and freedoms of such persons as recognised in international, regional or national laws or standards.