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Joint NGO Statement: Call to Action: “Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity and Expression”

in WORLD, 17/06/2014

It’s been three years since the Human Rights Council adopted its first resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity. While serious violations continue in all regions, the Council is yet to engage in a follow up resolution. At this session of the HRC we have an opportunity to build momentum and support for change. The following joint NGO statement urges the Council to act now and end the violence and discrimination suffered by LGBTI people around the world. With your help, we can ensure this statement has maximum impact.

 CALL TO ACTION

1. Organizations can sign onto the statement by completing the form below as soon as possible and no later than Monday 23 June (5pm Geneva time)
2. Promote sign-on of the statement by circulating this link through your networks
3. Promote the statement on your website & through social media
4. Post on Twitter and Facebook about the statement using the hashtag #ItsTimeHRC

The statement is due to be read on Tuesday 24 June. You can follow the debates in the Council by using the hastag #HRC26 (and remember if you tweet about LGBTI issues you can use #ItsTimeHRC).

Thanks for your support!

TO SIGN THE STATEMENT PLEASE CLICK HERE

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