Fighting for equality – HRC 49 side event


Register to join us on Thursday 24 March for an event on working together to combat violence and discrimination based on SOGIE


Date: Thursday 24 March 2022 
Time: 1:30PM - 2:30PM CET 
Event languages: English / Spanish


Follow this link to register for the event

image of people walking with the rainbow flag

image showing people walking with the LGBTQI+ flag with the date and time of the event. The poster also showcases the logo of organizations included.


This side event aims to shed light on the success stories of defenders working to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE), bringing together defenders as well as two UN mandate holders. The panel will reflect on opportunities and risks for these defenders, national-level developments towards equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender-diverse and intersex (LGBTI) persons, the progress of the current UN standards on these issues, and what can be done to address challenges.


Speakers include:

  • Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Independent Expert on SOGI
  • Mary Lawlor, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
  • Opening and closing remarks by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands and the Permanent Mission of Mexico
  • Other speakers will be confirmed soon



Julia Ehrt, ILGA World’s Executive Director


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