Sexuality Policy Watch

IACHR’s Report “Violence Against LGBTI Persons in the Americas”

The IACHR just launched the English version of the report “Violence Against LGBTI Persons”.  In this Report, the Commission focuses on violence against LGBT persons as contextualized social violence in which the perpetrators’ motivation needs to be understood as complex and multi-faceted, and not only as a individual-based act. In this regard, the IACHR understands that acts of violence against LGBT persons, commonly referred to as “hate crimes,” homophobic or transphobic acts, are best understood under the concept of violence based on prejudice against nonnormative sexual orientations and gender identities (hereinafter “violence based on prejudice).

Click here to read the report.

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