This regional report on violations of the right to health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (LGBT people) in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region in 2022 was developed based on the results of a consolidated analysis of data on rights violations in 8 countries of the region: Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
Since 2017, the Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity (ECOM) has been monitoring violations of human rights, including the right to health, in the EECA region. The main tool for such monitoring is the documentation of cases in accordance with a single approved form. An analysis of the collected cases of violations of the right to health makes it possible to identify the barriers faced by LGBT people in the EECA region and in individual countries.
The objectives of this analysis are to:
- identify the nature of human rights violations against LGBT people in the EECA region;
- identify the root causes of violations and the impact of legislation and law enforcement practices in the EECA region;
- provide recommendations for removing barriers, and further use such recommendations to advocate for the right to health of LGBT people in the EECA region.
The publication was prepared by ECOM and published as part of the Regional project «Sustainability of services for key populations in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia» (SoS_project 2.0), implemented by a consortium of organizations led by the Alliance fir Public Health in partnership with the CO «100% Life», with financial support from the Global Fund.
The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of the consortium organizations as well as the Global Fund.
The Global Fund was not involved in agreeing and approving either the material itself or the possible conclusions from it.