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#RenewIESOGI: here's why the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on SOGI must be renewed

"We're only just beginning to shed the kind of light that’s needed on issues facing our communities around the world": from across the world, human rights defenders share their thoughts on why, in July 2022, the UN Human Rights Council should renew the mandate of the UN human rights expert on sexual orientation and gender identity

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Info Note on UN Special Procedures (June 2022): Calls for input and upcoming country visits

This is the 56th monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)

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#RenewIESOGI: the impact of the UN mandate on sexual orientation and gender identity

We asked human rights defenders worldwide how the existence of the IESOGI mandate has impacted their work and LGBTI communities on the ground. Here's what they told us

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Why is it important that the UN has a mandate on SOGI?

Organisations worldwide have urged the UN to #RenewIESOGI. We asked human rights defenders worldwide why they think it is important that the United Nations has a mandate dedicated to the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Here's what they told us

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Info Note on UN Special Procedures (May/June 2022): Call for inputs and upcoming country visits

This is the 54/55th monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)

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1117 organisations worldwide urge the UN to renew its human rights expert mandate on sexual orientation and gender identity

“The continuation of this mandate is critical. In every region of the world, widespread, grave and systematic violence and discrimination based on one’s real or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity persists,” the coalition said in their statement

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#RenewIESOGI once again in 2022!

Support the second renewal of the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity!

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Info Note on UN Special Procedures (April 2022): Call for inputs and upcoming country visits

This is the 53rd monthly info note by ILGA World on UN Special Procedures and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

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LGBTI rights: UN Special Procedures have increased their engagement with SOGIESC

An updated series of factsheets by ILGA World and ISHR show that throughout 2021 the UN Special Procedures have given more attention to LGBTI communities and continued raising concerns regarding human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)

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LGBTI Rights: Updated factsheets on UN Special Procedures

ILGA World and ISHR have examined the work of 54 UN Special Procedures over the last eleven years to compile factsheets listing the references and recommendations made by these experts regarding LGBTI persons and SOGIESC

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