Hate crimes targeting LGBTI people in the Nordic countries

A survey of strategies, methods and initiatives


Studies show that a large proportion of LGBTI 0Fpeople in the Nordic countries experience violence, hatred, threats and harassment. That these acts are motivated by hatred of LGBTI people makes them particularly serious. The Nordic Council of Ministers’ strategic focus areas to strengthen equal rights, equal treatment and equal opportunities for LGBTI people in the Nordic region include combating and preventing hate crime and discrimination.The Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021 has initiated a project focusing on hatred targeting LGBTI people in the Nordic countries. Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) was commissioned to survey relevant strategies, actors and initiatives in the Nordic countries. The purpose of this survey was to contribute to the sharing of knowledge and experience between these countries.