The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday released a report detailing the violence and discrimination LGBT people face around the world.

According to the report, titled Discrimination and Violence Against Individuals Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, “hundreds of people have been killed and thousands more injured in brutal, violent attacks” since 2011.

Its authors noted that the progress in some countries is “overshadowed by continuing, serious and widespread human rights violations perpetrated, too often with impunity, against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

“Other documented violations include torture, arbitrary detention, denial of rights to assembly and expression and discrimination in health care, education, employment and housing,” reads the report. “These and related abuses warrant a concerted response from governments, legislatures, regional organizations, national human rights institutions and civil society, as well as from United Nations bodies – the Human Rights Council included.”

Last fall, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the inter-governmental body tasked with protecting human rights around the world, approved a resolution condemning violence against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But despite its mandate, only 25 out of the body's 47 members voted for the resolution. The OHCHR prepared the 22-page report at the UNHRC's request.

The report calls on nations to abolish laws outlawing consensual gay sex, approve anti-LGBT hate crimes laws and extend legal protections to same-sex couples and their children. Other recommendations include outlawing therapies that aim to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of an individual.