LGBTQIA+ individuals caught in conflict are at a heightened risk of sexual and other types of violence, abuse, exploitation, and harassment. The humanitarian community has yet to adequately meet the diverse needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals, who are too often already marginalized within society.
Featured Key Resource
Mean Streets: Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees’ Risks of Gender-Based Violence
A deeper understanding of the nuances and complexities of urban risks is essential to addressing violence and bridging the protection gaps affecting marginalized groups who have been traditionally overlooked in humanitarian response. Protecting refugees with heightened risks – women, adolescent girls, LGBTI individuals, persons with disabilities, sex workers and male survivors of sexual violence – requires innovative, tailored programming and outreach.View the resource
Facts & Stats
76 countries criminalize sexual acts between adults of the same sex.