This report summarises existing evidence on violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people (LGBTQI+) people, and shares emerging insights into what works to prevent this kind of violence. It is based on a global evidence review which focused on understanding violence against LGBTQI+ people and identifying promising interventions and practice in preventing violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).
Based on the evidence review and consultations with LGBTQI+ organisations as well as LGBTQI+ rights and gender equality practitioners, the report sets out a series of recommendations for policy-makers and donors, practitioners and researchers to take forward. The recommendations are framed by guiding principles which actors engaging in work to prevent violence against LGBTQI+ people should take on board, including the principles of do no harm, taking an intersectional approach, and ensuring meaningful engagement of LGBTQI+ organisations in all stages of work to address SOGIESC-based violence.
The report was independently produced by the Ending Violence against Women and Children (VAWC) Helpdesk, as part of the What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls: Impact at Scale programme.
A Policy Brief based on the report is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French.