On October 18, 2022, the Secretary General of the Belarusian Red Cross Society (BORC), doctor Dzmitry Shautsou, spoke on the STV channel about gender identity and sexual orientation. His comment contained discriminatory and stigmatizing theses, in particular, that "non-traditional relationships between the sexes" are a "mental illness" that "needs to be treated."
As part of the 94th session of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva, the report of the Republic of Belarus on the implementation of the commitments under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination was considered. Civil society has also outlined their vision. The report prepared with the participation of BHC is available here.