This brief document outlines IPPF’s commitment to LGBTIQ+ people in sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights (SRHR) in humanitarian action. The document identifies four initiatives in which IPPF has been involved. All four initiatives aim to include LGBTIQ+ people in humanitarian contexts, and include disaster risk reduction (DRR) work in Nepal; the 2018 Pride in the Humanitarian Summit (PiTHS) consultation; distribution of trans-friendly dignity kits in Sri Lanka; and partnering with Tonga Leitis Association in response to Cyclone Gita.
The article includes a summary of the key points from a focus group discussed with LGBTIQ+ community members around ensuring sexual and reproductive health services are available and accessible in humanitarian contexts.
The overarching message of the brief is that the LGBTIQ+ community recommends humanitarian agencies and actors meaningfully engage with LGBTIQ+ people as leaders, participants, staff and volunteers across all areas of humanitarian action and DRR, and that partnering with LGBTIQ+ organisations presents important opportunities for inclusion, accountability, and policy development.