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In search of safety – LGTBIQ+ people on the move

While recent decades have marked major advances for LGBTIQ+ people’s human rights, today an estimated 2 billion people live in places where consensual same-sex relations are criminalized, in some contexts, punishable by death. It is estimated that only 37 countries grant asylum to persons experiencing discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or sex characteristics. Here are five takeaways from UN Women’s latest research on the migration experiences of LGBTIQ+ people.

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