This report was written by the Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang) for the occasion of the third periodic review of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The submission focuses on human rights abuses suffered by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adolescents in Iran, which require immediate attention.
The information contained in the submission is based on a comprehensive report that the Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network and Justice For Iran jointly published in June 2014 to expose how LGBT individuals in Iran, including those under 18, are subjected to widespread discrimination and violence, including through harmful medical procedures aimed at changing their sexual orientation and gender identity. The report was based on more than 88 testimonies collected by the Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network and Justice For Iran between February 2011 and November 2013.
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