27/11/2020 | Writer: Kaos GL
Outcome Report of Being LGBTI+ During Pandemic Forum.
Starting at the beginning of 2020, the rising climate crisis started to show its global effects severely. A series of forest fires that started with Australia, the Covid-19 Pandemic that became a global crisis and continues to increase its severity globally, marked 2020.
While the effects of these sad and serious events in 2020 are still being felt, the discrimination and usurpation of rights caused by the rise of right-wing populism has deeply shaken LGBTI+'s and barred the ways to justice. Violence and loss of rights have increased significantly.
In particular, the Covid-19 Pandemic emerged at a time when vulnerable groups, namely the people living with HIV, the elderly, people with disabilities, women, LGBTI+s and many more, were experiencing social crises due to right-wing populism. This situation has been felt in Turkey especially as an economic and political crisis, violations of the right to health, and the right to life. LGBTI+'s were targeted in an institutional way. However, LGBTI+ policies have also been increased on the institutional level.
Tags: human rights, health