This month’s edition considers the persecution of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Allied (LGBTIQA) community throughout the world, and how this has led to an escalation of people seeking asylum due to fear of violence, imprisonment or other harsh penalties at home.
Violence against Homosexuality
The persecution of homosexuals is particularly prevalent in African nations such as Nigeria and Ethiopia, though it has also spread to more developed nations such as Greece and Russia.
As political and economic turmoil spreads throughout the global arena, it is likely that such unjust oppression will intensify.
The persecution of the LGBTIQA community is a prevalent human rights issue, and it is imperative that all states unite in the commitment to respect the rights of all people and to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable.