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Data collection and management as a means to create heightened awareness of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity : report of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

By: Madrigal-Borloz, Victor [Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Geneva, Switzerland : UN Human Rights, 2019Description: electronic document (21 pages) : PDF file.Subject(s): HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL | United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | DATA COLLECTION | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | HUMAN RIGHTS | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | LGBTIQ | SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS | SEXUAL ORIENTATION | SEXUAL VIOLENCEOnline resources: Click here to access online | Media release Summary: In this report presented to the Human Rights Council on 24 June 2019, Victor Madrigal-Borloz (the Independent Expert) urged States to collect data in an effort to understand the root causes to and eliminate violence and discrimination against LGBT people. "States must adequately address this scourge through public policy, access to justice, law reform or administrative actions," said Madrigal-Borloz. In most contexts policymakers are taking decisions in the dark, left only with personal preconceptions and prejudices. "My findings show that barriers created by criminalization, pathologization, demonization and stigmatization hinder accurate estimates regarding the world population affected by violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Maintaining such a level of ignorance without seeking appropriate evidence is tantamount to criminal negligence." (From the media release). Record #6331
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In this report presented to the Human Rights Council on 24 June 2019, Victor Madrigal-Borloz (the Independent Expert) urged States to collect data in an effort to understand the root causes to and eliminate violence and discrimination against LGBT people.

"States must adequately address this scourge through public policy, access to justice, law reform or administrative actions," said Madrigal-Borloz. In most contexts policymakers are taking decisions in the dark, left only with personal preconceptions and prejudices.

"My findings show that barriers created by criminalization, pathologization, demonization and stigmatization hinder accurate estimates regarding the world population affected by violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Maintaining such a level of ignorance without seeking appropriate evidence is tantamount to criminal negligence." (From the media release). Record #6331