Leveraging human rights and the Agenda 2030 to advance LGBTI rights

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The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights (RFSL) is now launching a new report. The report provides guidance as to how human rights, the 2030 Agenda and their related monitoring mechanisms can be leveraged to advance the fulfillment of rights for LGBTI people.

In the report The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Rights (RFSL) highlights that LGBTI people face urgent human rights violations and multiple challenges, many of which could be addressed through 2030 Agenda implementation that truly respects the commitment to “leave no one behind”.

Alignment of human rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can ensure coherence in the way countries deliver, report and follow up on human rights obligations and recommendations as regards to LGBTI rights.


The report provides guidance as to how human rights, the 2030 Agenda and their related monitoring mechanisms can be leveraged to advance the fulfillment of rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI) people.

The report includes:

  • examples of how challenges faced by LGBTI people can be directly linked with the SDGs and human rights frameworks.
  • analysis of how selected countries are or are not incorporating the recommendations from the human rights systems regarding LGBTI rights in their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of SDG progress.
  • recommendations to governments, civil society, national human rights institutions and human rights monitoring mechanisms to improve the integration of human rights and SDG monitoring and reporting.

Authors

Micah Grzywnowicz (RFSL), Anders Dahlbeck and Saionara
König-Reis (DIHR) with contributions from Helene Møller Winterskov (DIHR), Birgitte Feiring (DIHR), Maria Ploug Petersen (DIHR) and Natia Gvianishvili (RFSL).

Links

Download full report (English): Leveraging human rights and the 2030 Agenda to advance LGBTI rights (pdf, opens in new tab)

Download full report (French): Utiliser les droits de l’homme et l’Agenda 2030 pour promouvoir les droits LGBTI (pdf, opens in new tab)

Download full report (Spanish): Aprovechar los derechos humanos y la Agenda 2030 para promover los derechos LGBTI (pdf, opens in new tab)

Related content

Download the Guiding Principles (pdf opens in new tab).

Download the For All The Sustainable Development Goals and LGBTI people (pdf opens in new tab)