Edge Effect Publications and topical papers

The 42 Degrees Library is powered and run by Edge Effect. To learn more about this relationship, please visit our About Us. Edge Effect assists humanitarian and development organisations to work in genuine partnerships with sexual and gender minorities (aka people with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC), or LGBTIQ+ people). To that end, Edge Effect works with humanitarian and development actors, including large international NGOs, multilateral institutions, national organisations and civil society organisations, to support inclusion work. Edge Effect regularly publishes papers on specific topics, such as COVID-19, and, wherever possible, makes our research and evaluation reports available for the public. This section of the 42 Degrees Library compiles all of our available reports, papers, and other documents. We hope that these resources will help users of the 42 Degrees Library understand best practice methods and methodologies.

Edge Effect Publications and Topical Papers

Down By The River: Addressing the Rights, Needs and Strengths of Fijian Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Response

This community-mapping, story-sharing and traditional talanoa session was one of three held with sexual and gender minority Fijians in May 2017 as part of the Down By The River project.Researchers and participants gathered to hear stories of life, both before and after Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated parts of Fiji in February 2016. How discrimination in everyday life creates vulnerability before disasters; about the challenges they faced as sexual and gender minorities in surviving and recovering from TC...

Out of the Margins: An intersectional analysis of disability and diverse sexual orientation, gender...

Created in collaboration between Edge Effect and CBM Australia, this report seeks to answer the following questions: What are the key areas of intersectionality of disability and people with diverseSOGIESC in humanitarian...

Evaluation of the project ‘Strengthening Plan International’s Support for LGBTIQ+ Adolescents’

This end of project evaluation conducted by Dr Claire House and Emily Dwyer (both Edge Effect) and commissioned by Plan International. The evaluation took place between October-December 2019, and addressed the following questions:

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

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...

Sexual and Gender Minorities and COVID-19: Guidance for WASH delivery

This paper was prepared by Edge Effect as part of our Technical Expert role in the Water for Women Fund. This paper considers the ways in which the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated pre-existing marginalisation of and discrimination...

Contributors

Celebrating Intersex Awareness Day

This Think Piece by Lana Woolf highlights the importance of critical con...

Education for all: Exploring the imperative for in...

This Think Piece is by Edge Effect intern Anna Wiseman explores the nece...

It’s All About Governance: Making Disaster Risk ...

This Think Piece by Elena Robertson, written in honour of International ...

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The Only Way Is Up: Monitoring and Encouraging Diverse SOGIESC Inclusion in the Humanitarian and DRR Sectors

There is clear evidence that people with diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Expressions, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC – aka LGBTIQ+ people)...

No such thing as neutral: Understanding the implications of COVID-19 for communities with diverse SOGIE in the Global North

This Think Piece is by Kirsty McKellar, one of Edge Effect’s 2020 interns. Kirsty has recently completed her masters of Development Studies...

“Every Day I Live in Fear” – Violence and Discrimination Against LGBT People in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and Obstacles to Asylum in...

This 162-page report looks at the discrimination and violence experienced by LGBT people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The report examines their experiences...

Developing Actionable Research Priorities for LGBTI Inclusion

This academic article highlights which areas of research should be prioritised to promote LGBTI inclusion. The article notes the distinct lack of data across...

LGBTI Migrants in Immigration Detention: A Global Perspective

This academic article examines the unique challenges faced by LGBTI migrants in detention centres across the globe. The article looks at international law in...

Why Diverse SOGIESC Inclusion Matters

Why should people with diverse SOGIESC be part of inclusion efforts in humanitarian (and development) sector programs? A better question is: why...

Beginner's Guide

We deserve human rights: Interview with Emma Yaaka

Emma Yaaka (he/him) is an LGBTIQ+ advocate who has worked to provide medical services and information to LGBTIQ+ refugees in Kenya and...