Leave no one behind – Advancing social, economic, cultural and political inclusion of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific

The report highlights progressive social and political forces, including the increasing role of LGBTI groups in advocacy, that are propelling progress towards more widespread acceptance of LGBTI people and recognition of their needs and rights. It explores the factors that are contributing to advances in some countries in areas such as legal recognition and social protection. The report also describes the factors that contribute to the neglect of LGBTI people’s needs and rights. It describes the social drivers of oppression and social exclusion including patriarchal traditions, conservative interpretations of religion and lack of democratic governance.