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SOGI UN keywords Archives: Multiple discrimination

Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, A/HRC/33/51, 28 July 2016

II. Activities of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances: 16 May 2015 to 18 May 2016 G. Enforced disappearance in the context of migration (c) Factors that contribute to the enforced disappearances of migrants (i) Vulnerability and discrimination 65. Finally, migrants are often the object of multiple forms of discrimination based on grounds […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, A/HRC/32/31/Add.1, 8 April 2016: Chile

III. Main findings C. Discrimination, poverty and inequality 35. In 2012, Chile adopted the new Anti-Discrimination Act (Act No. 20,609). That law had been proposed in Congress years earlier, but was effectively stalled until a 24-year-old gay man Daniel Zamudio was beaten to death in Santiago. Public outcry and international criticism after the killing of […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues, A/HRC/31/56, 28 January 2016

IX. Conclusions and recommendations B. Recommendations 6. Cross-cutting concerns 121. Particular attention should also be paid to multiple forms of discrimination, including for minority women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals and communities and youth. Link to full text of the report: Report-SRMinorities-Brazil-2016-eng

Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, A/HRC/31/54, 30 December 2015

V. Homelessness and marginalized groups 39. Discrimination is both a cause and a consequence of homelessness. Those who face discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, place of origin, socioeconomic status, family status, gender, mental or physical disability, health condition, sexual orientation and/or gender identity and age are more likely to become homeless and, once […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/70/217, 30 July 2015

III. Report on regional consultations B. Global trends pointing to a threatening environment for defenders 4. Profound institutional weaknesses 53. The defenders also point to a lack of “intersectionality”, that is to say, the awareness that different types and sources of discrimination intersect with, and reinforce, one another. Few studies address the problems faced by […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, A/HRC/29/31, 27 May 2015

II. Defining and measuring inequality A. Definition and recent figures 7. Economic and social inequalities are often categorized as “vertical inequalities”,[4] referring to the distribution of something such as income, health or power. Vertical inequalities can be distinguished from “horizontal inequalities”, which are group-based differences (describing between “whom” the relevant differences occur). Horizontal inequalities may […]