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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said more than 70 countries have laws that criminalize consensual same sex relationships and “implicitly encourage prejudice, hatred and violence” against LGBT people but stressed that “laws can change.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 25 SEPTEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

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25 SEPTEMBER 2018, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, #UNGA outside UN Headquarters
2. Wide shot, family photo of participants in meeting
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“Worse still, when the victims of attacks seek protection, they are frequently subjected to intimidation and abuse, including from police and justice officials. And most countries do not track homophobic and transphobic crimes. So, the result is impunity. Too many victims go without recognition, remedy or justice. Too many perpetrators are free to strike again, undeterred by the prospect of rule of law.”
4. Med shot, participants clapping
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“More than 70 countries criminalize consensual same sex relationships, and also criminalize transgender people based on their appearance. These laws subject LGBT people to long prison sentences, and in some cases physical punishment. They also implicitly encourage prejudice, hatred and violence. But laws can change.”
6. Med shot, participants clapping
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“We need to see more countries taking steps to bring their laws and practices in line with the fundamental equality of all their people. But we need more. We need to change minds. At the core of killings and violence against LGBTI community is prejudice and hate. We will only prevent these crimes if we are brave enough to address these factors, across society.”
8. Wide shot, Bachelet speaking at event
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:
“I believe that profound, positive change is possible. I have to say otherwise I would not be sitting where I’m sitting. I have seen it in my own lifetime. It can be done. With your help, and the help of many others, we can prevent killings, violence, humiliation and fear in our LGBTI community. We can conquer hate.”
10. Wide shot, participants clapping

STORYLINE:

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said more than 70 countries have laws that criminalize consensual same sex relationships and “implicitly encourage prejudice, hatred and violence” against LGBT people but stressed that “laws can change.”

Speaking today (25 Sep) at an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly focusing on violence against the LGBTI individuals, Bachelet said people need respect and embrace their differences not criminalise or attack them. She said the struggle for the rights of LGBTI people is a core part of the human rights struggle adding that it is essential to defend and protect the community from every kind of violence and discrimination.

The High Commissioner said in a number of countries, there have been patterns of hate-motivated killings against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people. She added, “Worse still, when the victims of attacks seek protection, they are frequently subjected to intimidation and abuse, including from police and justice officials. And most countries do not track homophobic and transphobic crimes. So, the result is impunity. Too many victims go without recognition, remedy or justice. Too many perpetrators are free to strike again, undeterred by the prospect of rule of law.”

Bachelet welcomed vital changes taken by some countries to bring their laws and practices in line with the fundamental equality of all their people but underscored that more was needed. She said, “We need to change minds; at the core of killings and violence against LGBTI community is prejudice and hate; we will only prevent these crimes if we are brave enough to address these factors, across society.”

The High Commissioner expressed her belief that “profound, positive change is possible.” She added, “With your help, and the help of many others, we can prevent killings, violence, humiliation and fear in our LGBTI community. We can conquer hate.”
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