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HRC SESSION 54 (SEPTEMBER -OCTOBER 2023) – ILGA WORLD’S ENGAGEMENT

HRC 54 – 54th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

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How will the human rights of LGBTI people be addressed during the 54th session of the UN Human Rights Council?

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In this section:

Statements at the Human Rights Council

  • Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Older Persons
  • Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
  • Interactive Dialogue with the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development
  • Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development
  • Annual Discussion on Integration of a Gender Perspective
  • Item 4 – Human rights situation that require the Council’s attention

Side events

  • Gender-based persecution of LGBTI persons in Iran and around the world
  • Human rights of intersex persons: mapping good practices and addressing the gaps

Adoption of UPR outcomes

  • Bahamas

Statements at the Human Rights Council

Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Older Persons

During the Interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Older Persons during the 54th UN Human Rights Council, we celebrated the recommendations and references to LGBTI older persons in Nigeria and Bangladesh made in a recent report, and urged her to continue assessing the situation of older people with diverse SOGIESC.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

During the HRC54 Human Rights Council, during the dialogue with the UN  Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, we focused on the situation in Costa Rica, we highlighted how people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities –  especially lesbian, bisexual and transgender women – continue to be exploited for sex trafficking in the country. The situation has also been impacted by the strengthening of criminal networks and by the reduction of social services and unemployment.

Follow this link to read the statement (prepared in consultation with Mulabi), or watch the video below: 

 

Interactive Dialogue with the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development

“Gender equality and the elimination of all forms of gender-based discrimination should be at the core of the development framework”: our joint statement during the #HRC54 dialogue with the expert mechanism on the right to development.

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Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Development

“Women and LGBTI people must be given an active role in decision-making processes and opportunities to share their lived experiences and perspectives on development”.

Follow this link to read the statement during the dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to development, or watch the video below

 

Annual Discussion on Integration of a Gender Perspective

During the discussion about the integration of a gender perspective, we joined forces with Outright International, COC Nederland, ISHR and GIN SSOGIE to remind everyone that gender parity should be intersectional and that the participation of women in all their diversity is crucial to reflect their realities.

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Item 4 – Human rights situation that require the Council’s attention

During the 54th UN Human Rights Council, we took the floor to call attention to the human rights situations of LGBTI persons across the world – including in Lebanon, Russia, Uganda, Italy, and Nigeria.

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Side events

Gender-based persecution of LGBTI persons in Iran and around the world

Marking the one-year anniversary of the crackdown against nationwide protests in Iran, this event aimed to highlight the findings of a research report on the gender-based persecution of LGBTI persons during the protests, soon to be released by 6Rang and titled War on Bodies and Minds. The panellists explored not only Iran’s circumstances but also bridge the report’s findings with ongoing discussions about LGBTI persons in similar contexts around the world – including in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq – and analyse the applicability of the legal framework of the crime of gender persecution.

 

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Human rights of intersex persons: mapping good practices and addressing the gaps

 

During this event, speakers will provide information on the developments of human rights violations, protections, and progress related to intersex persons – both globally and at the regional level. They will also share evidence-driven data, publications, and other resources which will equip attendees with the information to effectively act upon the violation of the human rights of intersex people, and call attention to various established initiatives, projects, tools, and good practices related to civil society advocacy supporting intersex people.

 

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Adoptions of UPR outcomes

Adoptions of UPR outcomes: Bahama

During the adoption of UPR outcomes for the Bahamas during the 54th UN Human Rights Council, we pointed out how “the State failed to support even one of the 14 recommendations for LGBTQI+ people”. “The Bahamas is portrayed as a destination for everyone in the world to enjoy while we, women and LGBTQI+ people suffer state-sanctioned gender-based violence and human rights violations.”

Follow this link to read the statement, or watch the video below