CSW: Statement on Behalf of the Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus (2014)


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This statement was delivered at at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), 58th session by Kenita Placide of United and Strong, Saint Lucia on behalf of the Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus.

The statement, which was endorsed by 76 organizations, reiterates that lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other individuals with diverse sexual orientations face harm and violence across the world. It states that the guise of development is often coupled with negative impacts on these individuals and communities, and that states must come together to ensure development goes hand in hand with equality and the guarantee and protection of rights.

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