First-Ever U.N. Security Council briefing on violence against LGBTI people: Focus on ISIS in Iraq and Syria

During an historic briefing before the U.N. Security Council on violence against LGBTI people by ISIS, Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, urged world governments to act urgently to protect people targeted by extremist persecution and cruel acts in Iraq and Syria.

Stern briefed the Security Council on the violence faced by LGBT people in ISIS-held areas of Iraq and Syria and outlined immediate steps to protect individuals at greatest risk in the region.

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