Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Devex: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

This is an excellent article by Kelli Rogers for Devex, exploring the schism between international human rights policy and its practise with regard to LGBTI people in international development:

[T]here’s a fine line — one that LGBTI aid workers and allies will continue to push forward carefully. 

“It’s important to recognize that donors and development has actually ignored LGBT issues for a long time,” Traore said. “How can we repair that?”  
In order to add momentum to the social movement, Schwenke would like to see more LGBTI individuals in senior management roles of major institutions as role models of what can be accomplished and strong voices of what needs to happen next.

Well worth a read.

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