Out in the World: LGBTQ protectors most targeted, human rights report says

 | 
05/24/2024

LGBTQ human rights protectors were the most targeted groups of those fighting for equality, according to a new report from Front Line Defenders. Advocates for LGBTQ rights (10.2%) topped the list of most targeted human rights defenders reported to FLD in 2023. Rounding out the top five on the list were those working on behalf of women’s rights (9.7%), human rights movements (8.5%), Indigenous people (7.1%), and human rights documentation (5.2%). For the first time, FLD’s report showed “evidence of an onslaught against human rights defenders working on LGBTIQ+ rights in many parts of the world, comprising over a tenth of all attacks reported globally,” according to the May 21 news release from the organization announcing the report.

Regions:

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/21/2024
06/20/2024
Fifty-five years after an uprising gridlocked the streets of downtown Manhattan and catapulted the modern gay rights movement, a visitor center dedicated to the …
Added on: 06/21/2024
06/20/2024
WINDHOEK, June 21 (Reuters) – A high court in Namibia declared two colonial-era laws that criminalised same-sex acts between men unconstitutional on Friday, in …
Added on: 06/21/2024
06/20/2024
Pride in the 1970s was an incredibly different landscape – with the wounds of the Stonewall Riots in New York, which gave way to …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from

Added on: 06/19/2024
Dayling Ramírez says that each day that passes is a challenge to overcome because, despite having survived the persecution of the Mara Salvatrucha gang …
Added on: 06/07/2024
Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party’s presidential candidate, has said he will not tolerate LGBTQ+ activities if elected, because they conflict with the Ghana’s values. …
Added on: 06/07/2024
As countries around the globe mark Pride month, the plight of members of the LGBTQ+ community around the world continues to worsen. Gay, lesbian …