LGBTIQ Inclusion in Thailand, India, Bangladesh, and Hong Kong
The full inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people in society is crucial to achieving the goal of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind. Sexual and gender minorities are a diverse group, but experience in common many forms of stigma, discrimination, social exclusion, and violence because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and sex characteristics.
MFARR-Asia is developing and collecting evidence on the inclusion and human rights of sexual and gender minority populations through partnerships in Thailand, India, Bangladesh, and Hong Kong SAR. We build on the World Bank/UNDP LGBTI Inclusion Index to examine LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the following domains: political and civic participation, education, family, economic well-being, health, and personal security and violence. MFARR-Asia is conducting scoping reviews of the scholarly and grey literature in each country. Based on the evidence, we are developing benchmarks to understand the current state of inclusion of LGBTIQ+ populations in each country/region; to identify gaps in programs and policies; and to mobilize evidence to accelerate progress moving forward.
Funders: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant; Canada Foundation for Innovation; University of Toronto
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