Promotion of conversion therapy for LGBTIQ persons online
1 Feb 2021
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Rights at stake and state’s obligations
February 2021: A video on conversion therapy for LGBTIQ persons published on Facebook by an Egyptian sex therapist obtained 1.7 million views according to Reuters. In the video, the therapist stated that abuse in childhood leads to homosexuality. This is part of a wider trend of people promoting conversion therapy on social media in Arabic.