Venezuela Protection Analysis Update


Since the beginning of the Humanitarian Situation in Venezuela, LGBTIQ+ people have been one of the most impacted population groups which has further undermined the exercise of their rights and their quality of life. Their situation subsequently worsened with the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuous economic and social constraints they have encountered. This Protection Analysis Update provides a comprehensive overview of the protection environment in the country for this population group and recommends actions for humanitarian actors, donors, and the Venezuelan authorities to address their most prominent protection risks. The main risks identified include discrimination in accessing basic services, insecurity, violence due to their diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics (SOGIESC), limited or no access to legal protection and judicial services, and human trafficking.