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LGBTI and Development

Exclusion based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) exists in different forms across cultures, countries and regions. Homosexuality is punishable by death in some countries and illegal in many others, although it is common for lesbian, gay, or bisexual people to face social exclusion even where homosexuality is not illegal. Transgender or intersex people may not be homosexual at all, but are frequently classified as “gay” regardless. Social stigma driven by homophobia, transphobia, and discriminatory laws fuels the exclusion of LGBTI people, creating barriers to accessing markets, essential services, and spaces. Such social stigma also often precludes participation by LGBTI persons in social institutions and decision-making, and exposes them to violence. Social inclusion that is accepting of human diversity is key to sustainable development. As Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group stated, “LGBTI inclusion will help alleviate poverty and give everyone the respect, dignity they deserve.”

During this webinar, Chloe Schwenke will give an overview of SOGIE issues in development, share her experience with the design, implementation, and evaluation of LGBTI programs and policies, and highlight examples of successful initiatives from around the world that focus on LGBTI inclusion. Prof. Schwenke will discuss the role development could and should play to help address SOGIE-based exclusion, and how best we could forge a more inclusive society.

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Chloe Schwenke

Chloe Schwenke is an adjunct professor at McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. She has served as vice president for global programs at Freedom House in Washington, D.C. and as a political appointee for the Obama Administration at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) as USAID’s Senior Advisor on LGBT Policy and as USAID Africa Bureau’s Senior Advisor on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance. She is a scholar, human rights activist, and development practitioner, focused on design, management, implementation, and evaluation of a wide range of programming, including LGBTI, gender equality, and civil society capacity building.

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Mirvat

Submitted 5:44 am, April 21, 2017

Thanks for the useful information in this presentation and the rich discussion.

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Submitted 11:11 am, March 13, 2017

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Submitted 3:57 am, March 12, 2017

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Dr. Illakkuvan

Submitted 11:39 pm, September 27, 2016

“Social inclusion that is accepting of human diversity is key to sustainable development”! Comment: Sustained Development! - Dr.Manavalan Ilakkuvan, Dean, PRIST University, India, date:28.09.2016

Dr. Illakkuvan

Submitted 6:01 am, September 19, 2016

Title: LGBTI and Development Crux: LGBTI people, creating barriers to accessing markets, essential services, and spaces. Such social stigma also often precludes participation by LGBTI persons in social institutions and decision-making, and exposes them to violence. Social inclusion that is accepting of human diversity is key to sustainable development. Comment: Outstanding Development ! - Dr.Manavalan Ilakkuvan, Dean, PRIST University, India, date:19.09.2016

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