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SOGI UN keywords Archives: Transgender/gender identity

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, A/HRC/33/49, 27 July 2016

I. Introduction 2. Many of the challenges to achieving gender equality in access to water, sanitation and hygiene are well documented: where water is not available in the home, women and girls are primarily responsible for water and hygiene at the household level and bear the greatest burden for collecting water. Other challenges related to […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, A/HRC/32/32/Add.1, 24 May 2016: Paraguay

III. Right to health of key populations and groups 27. The lack of essential services in deprived neighbourhoods and in rural and remote areas of the country disproportionally affects groups in situations of poverty and peasant and indigenous communities. Certain key populations and specific groups face serious challenges in realizing their right to health, including […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, A/HRC/31/18/Add.2, 22 January 2016: Bangladesh

VIII. New issues for further exploration B. Freedom of religion or belief of hijras and other sexual minorities 92. Transgender persons — biological males who identify as female — are also known as “hijras” in South Asia. They are usually accepted in their societies, including Bangladesh. However, by their difference, people reportedly believe that they […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, A/HRC/31/58, 30 December 2015

III. Tackling the demand for the sexual exploitation of children C. Demand for the sexual exploitation of children 45. Racism and discrimination play a central part in certain forms of demand for the sexual exploitation of children. Some offenders, in particular in the context of travel and tourism, target children of a different ethnicity because […]

Concluding Observations, CAT/C/CHN-HKG/CO/5, 3 December 2015: China (Hong Kong)

B. Positive aspects 4. The Committee welcomes the following legislative measures in areas of relevance to the Convention: (a) The adoption of the Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 (Ord. No. 23 of 2012), which establishes a statutory process to request the non-refoulement protection of article 3 of the Convention; (b) The 2008 and 2010 amendments to […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/SUR/CO/3, 3 November 2015: Suriname

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Arbitrary arrest and ill-treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons 27. While acknowledging the efforts made by the State party to enhance tolerance towards the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community, the Committee is concerned about reports of arbitrary detention and ill-treatment of such persons, […]