Walking the Talk: Supporting Young LGBTIQ+ People in our COVID-19 Adaptation and Response

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This paper is immediately relevant for humanitarian and development practitioners involved in COVID-19 response and policy, and has enduring relevance for development and humanitarian response agendas, as well as pandemic response, more broadly.

This topical paper was prepared by Edge Effect for Plan International following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and global response. This paper highlights the ways the LGBTIQ+ youth are particularly impacted by COVID-19, and the ways in which current government response does not meet their unique needs. The paper provides examples from Lebanon, Indonesia and Kenya, and provides specific ‘do and don’t’ examples for inclusion, as well as cluster-specific recommendations for WASH, Health, Child Protection, Education, and including LGBTIQ+ organisations as drivers of change.

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This topical paper was prepared by Edge Effect for Plan International following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and global response. This paper highlights the ways the LGBTIQ+ youth are particularly impacted by COVID-19, and the ways in which current government response does not meet their unique needs. The paper provides examples from Lebanon, Indonesia and Kenya, and provides specific ‘do and don’t’ examples for inclusion, as well as cluster-specific recommendations for WASH, Health, Child Protection, Education, and including LGBTIQ+ organisations as drivers of change.

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