Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks wants national authorities to make sure that the right to safety and equality is applied fully to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex children.
In his latest ‘Comment’ article, Muižnieks writes: “Like all children, LGBTI [i] children are entitled to enjoy human rights and require a safe environment in order to participate fully in society.
“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) children are often victims of bullying and violence in schools, at home and via social media. This has a serious effect on their well-being and prevents openness about their personal identity.”
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