Report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence based on SOGI

The Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has prepared his first report. The report looks at the legal framework, identifies multiple, intersecting and aggravated forms of violence and discrimination; and recommends support for international cooperation to assist national efforts. It contains recommendations to to help prevent and overcome protection gaps that exacerbate  violence and discrimination, namely, decriminalization of consensual same-sex relations; effective anti-discrimination measures; legal recognition of gender identity; depathologization; sociocultural inclusion; and promotion of education and empathy.