Millo, Yiftach. “Invisible in the City: Protection Gaps Facing Sexual Minority Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Urban Ecuador, Ghana, Israel, and Kenya.” Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the U.S. Department of State. HIAS, February 2013.

  • Category: Reports
  • Source: Academic
  • Subject: Discretion,Trans woman,Methodology,Belonging,Asylum/Refugee,Bisexual,Discrimination,Documentation status,Gay,Gender Identity,Homophobia,Intersex,Law/Legistation,Lesbian,Marginalisation,Refugee Camp,Resettlement,UNHCR,Sex work,Sexual Orientation,Transgender,Transphobia,Violence
  • Place: Ghana,Kenya,Liberia,Sudan
  • Year: 2013
  • File: invisible-in-the-city_0.pdf.
This report is the result of a one-year qualitative and quantitative research project conducted by HIAS on sexual minority refugees in the urban centers of Ecuador, Ghana, Israel, and Kenya. During the course of the research, interviews were conducted with sexual minority refugees, refugee protection professionals, and sexual minority civil society organizations.1 The report presents the protection gaps facing sexual minority refugees and asylum seekers and offers recommendations for mitigating these gaps. In all, 66 sexual minority refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and 92 representatives of governments, international organizations and local civil society organizations were interviewed in nine urban locations.