Which country introduced the UN Human Rights Council's resolution on LGBTI rights?
- South Africa (37% people answered this)
- the Netherlands (29% people answered this)
- Argentina (18% people answered this)
- Canada (14% people answered this)
132 people answered.
Correct answer is: South Africa
The resolution was introduced by South Africa, which is significant since more than two-thirds of African countries criminalize consensual same-sex acts. The real drivers behind the resolution were the South African Human Rights Commission and LGBTI and women’s organizations, such as the South Africa-based Coalition of African Lesbians who worked closely with their country's government officials. Learn more about this human rights victory: http://bit.ly/vNhZ56
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In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the first ever resolution to explicitly recognize and protect the human rights of LGBTI people, affirming LGBTI rights are indeed human rights. Do you know which country introduced the resolution at the HRC?