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<p>States need to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people do not face discrimination or fear retribution for seeking healthcare amid the COVID-19 crisis, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Friday, as the UN Human Rights Office published a new guidance note for States and other stakeholders on&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1587444734700000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEY-IbLNjicL55z_ozi2faJ14oXVw" href="" target="_blank">COVID-19 and the human rights of LGBTI people.</a>&nbsp;</p>
By Michelle Bachelet, UN Women |
<p>There is no city or country in the world where women and girls live free of the fear of violence. No leader can claim: This is not happening in my backyard.</p> <p>In 2012, two high-profile cases ignited public outrage in their nations, which spread around the world: the shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl and girls’ education activist Malala, and the gang-rape on a bus and tragic death of a 23-year-old student in New Delhi. In every region around the world, countless other cases occurred that did not make global headlines.</p>