Call for inputs: IE SOGI report to UN HRC on SOGI and freedom of religion or belief

Deadline: 15 January

The UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (IE SOGI) intends to present a thematic report to the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council in June 2023 on the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).

In order to benefit from diverse views and perspectives, the Independent Expert would be grateful if interested stakeholders could respond to a questionnaire on the above-mentioned issue. Please find attached the questionnaire and accompanying letter in English, French, and Spanish.

The deadline for replies is 15 January 2023.

Replies should be sent by email to in Word format. If you wish your submissions to be kept confidential, you are kindly required to make an explicit request in your submission. Otherwise information may be published online, and may be referenced in the report.