- In Africa many LGBTI people are discriminated against, even when this is outlawed
- Research shows they may be denied healthcare, evicted and subject to blackmail
- A mechanism to deal with these on-the-ground abuses needs to be developed
Last month(Nov 2014), the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution condemning acts of violence and discrimination “committed against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity”. 
The resolution was hailed by campaigners as a “significant moment” for global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) movements and evidence of the council’s growing commitment to supporting suchrights.  It is only the second time the council has passed a resolution on LGBTI rights.