Topical Paper: COVID-19 and diverse SOGIESC communities

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This paper is relevant for humanitarian and development practitioners, as well as public and global health and policy makers more broadly, because of its critical analysis of the ways in which people with diverse SOGIESC are left-out of current COVID-19 pandemic response efforts; this paper ties together pre-emergency marginalisation with COVID-19 response measures, and considers how they impact people with diverse SOGIESC in unexpected ways.

This paper provides a critical analysis of the specific impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people and communities with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). The paper provides an overview of the ways certain aspects of COVID-19 response, such as shelter-in-place orders, have specific impacts on people with diverse SOGIESC.

The paper looks at specific areas of concern under the broad umbrellas of livelihoods, health, shelter, information gaps and gaps in data. These five areas are explored using brief case studies. The paper concludes with short, medium and long-term recommendations for humanitarian and development practitioners as well as COVID-19 policy makers.

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This paper provides a critical analysis of the specific impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people and communities with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). The paper provides an overview of the ways certain aspects of COVID-19 response, such as shelter-in-place orders, have specific impacts on people with diverse SOGIESC.

The paper looks at specific areas of concern under the broad umbrellas of livelihoods, health, shelter, information gaps and gaps in data. These five areas are explored using brief case studies. The paper concludes with short, medium and long-term recommendations for humanitarian and development practitioners as well as COVID-19 policy makers.

LGBTIQ-COVID19_EdgeEffect_30Apr-3