The most dangerous place for women is in their own homes, a new report from the United Nations concludes.
The United Nations Human Rights Council is a committee of 47 seats occupied by diverse, signatory nations of the United Nations General Assembly. This panel was established in 2006 in response to the inhumane treatment of minorities- specifically people targeted by their own governments based on their race, religion, gender or LGBT identities. The council, which rotates countries who occupy the seats every 3 years, with each having a maximum term of six years, is designed to assess threats to vulnerable citizens whose human rights come under threat and intervene on behalf of the United Nations. Countries that have committed heinous acts of abuse and violated the rights of it’s citizens are not permitted to participate in the council which is hosted in neutral territory, Geneva, Switzerland.
“The most important report into the state of global LGBTI rights ever produced was released by the United Nations Human Rights Council this week.
We’ve put it into 77 simple facts to create a fingertip guide to what’s really happening. Each one speaks about the lives of hundreds, thousands and even millions of real people like us spread across every continent on earth.”