628 NGOs from 151 countries call for a SOGI Independent Expert at the UN

#SOGIexpertNOW_for web pagesWe, 628 organisations from 151 countries, call the UN Human Rights Council to establish an Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).

Our call for a SOGI Independent Expert to address SOGI-related human rights violations is a necessary step towards urgently addressing the serious abuses on these grounds in every region of the world. We urge the Human Rights Council to act urgently and establish such a mandate. As UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon affirmed: “The time has come”.

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