Defenders of LGBT rights: ISHR's impact in 2014 and vision for 2015

15.04.2015

2014 was a year of both significant progress and disturbing regress in the protection and realisation of LGBT rights worldwide; on the one hand witnessing the adoption of the first ever resolution the rights of LGBT persons at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in May 2014, while on the other hand a number of countries proposed or

2014 was a year of both significant progress and disturbing regress in the protection and realisation of LGBT rights worldwide; on the one hand witnessing the adoption of the first ever resolution the rights of LGBT persons at the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in May 2014, while on the other hand a number of countries proposed or enacted laws to criminalise advocacy and associations directed at promoting LGBT rights or equality.

ISHR's intensive training and advocacy support to LGBT rights defenders helps to leverage international and regional human rights mechanisms to contribute to concrete legal and policy change on the ground.

Read about the impact of our work to support defenders of LGBT rights in 2014, and our vision of what we can achieve with your support in 2015.