Gay activist strives to make her host country more inclusive for all refugees

During her journey to safety, Yeraldine, a lesbian from Venezuela, faced much of the same discrimination as she had back home. On IDAHOTB, she talks about her efforts to make Ecuador a more inclusive place.

17 May 2022

High Commissioner's message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

21 Mar 2022

A refugee and advocate reflects on being a Black woman in the US

After fleeing conflict in Liberia as a child, Lourena Gboeah describes during Black History Month how she now draws on her own experiences in her career as a leading refugee advocate.

21 Feb 2022

Drumming against gender-based violence in Ecuador

Afro-Ecuadorians and Afro-Colombian refugees use traditional arrullo rhythms and song to open a conversation about gender-based violence.

7 Dec 2021

High Commissioner's Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

21 Mar 2021

Yemen's 'marginalized ones' endure hunger, displacement

Conflict and displacement have compounded centuries of discrimination against Yemen's Muhamasheen minority, denying access to jobs, documentation and humanitarian aid.

4 Feb 2021

In their host countries, two LGBTI refugees from Venezuela start new lives

LGBTI refugees often face a long road to safety. But for a gay man and a transwoman from Venezuela, building new lives in their host countries represented a 'rebirth.'

17 May 2020

IDAHOT: UNHCR launching consultations on LGBTI refugees' rights

16 May 2019

Call for UNHCR staff to join goal of ending HIV/AIDS-related discrimination

High Commissioner António Guterres says stigma and discrimination continue to be a major barrier for people trying to access HIV prevention and treatment.

2 Dec 2013