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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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#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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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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(video) LGBTI issues at the 50th UN Human Rights Council

How will LGBTI human rights and SOGIESC issues be addressed during HRC50? Hear more from the ILGA World team

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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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HRC 50 side event - The impact of the work of the IESOGI mandate from 2017 to 2022

Join us on Tuesday 14 June to discuss the impact of the IE SOGI mandate in the promotion and protection of human rights during the past five years

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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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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.

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(video) LGBTI issues at the 49th UN Human Rights Council

How will LGBTI human rights and SOGIESC issues be addressed during HRC49? Hear more from the ILGA World team

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