ADVOCATING FOR OLDER LGBTI PERSONS: VISIT OF THE IE OLDER PERSONS TO PERU

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05/04/2024

From 11 to 22 March 2024, the United Nations (UN) Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Dr Claudia Mahler, conducted an official visit to Peru to assess the human rights situation of older persons in the country. During the visit, LGBTI groups engaged with the UN Independent Expert to raise the specific issues faced by older LGBTI persons, particularly their exclusion from public policies and lack of special protection. With the support of ILGA World, Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos (Promsex), Comunidad Homosexual Esperanza Región Loreto (CHERL), Lesbianas Independientes Feministas Socialistas (LIFS), Más Igualdad Perú, and Movimiento Homosexual de Lima (MHOL) participated in three meetings with the Independent Expert in Lima, Ayacucho and Iquitos. Based on a more extensive online consultation with the activists, ILGA World also submitted written input to the mandate in English and Spanish on the situation of older LGBTI persons in the country.

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