Practitioner Insight

The 42 Degrees Library is powered and run by Edge Effect. To learn more about this relationship, visit our About Us page. Edge Effect staff and interns come from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of experiences and expertise. These Think Pieces are opportunities for us to apply our expertise to different areas of diverse SOGIESC inclusion. We write Think Pieces about topics that interest us, topics that frustrate us, topics that are relevant to current events, and topics that warrant exploration. It is our hope that these Think Pieces expand your understanding around diverse SOGIESC inclusion.

Edge Effect Think Pieces

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 at the University of Melbourne. As part of these internships, students are asked to write a Think Piece about an issue or area of particular interest: for Kirsty, this meant exploring the ways in which hegemonic heteronormativity has been reified by the global Covid-19 response. COVID-19 has had far-reaching and unforeseeable impacts...

No such thing as neutral: Understanding the implications of COVID-19 for communities with diverse...

This Think Piece is by Kirsty McKellar, one of Edge Effect’s 2020 interns. Kirsty has recently completed her masters of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne. As part of these internships, students are asked to write...

Education for all: Exploring the imperative for inclusive WASH programming for diverse SOGIESC students...

This Think Piece is by Anna Wiseman, one of Edge Effect's interns. Anna is completing the final weeks of her Bachelor of Arts Honours in Politics and International Studies at the University of Melbourne. Edge Effect's internship...

It’s All About Governance: Making Disaster Risk Reduction Work for Everyone

“Disaster managers do not, at present, consider the needs and capacities of LGBT people in their disaster planning or identify them as a specific audience for preparedness advice.” If you’re familiar with Edge Effect for a while,...

Considering Bisexuality in the Humanitarian and Development Sector: Celebrating Bi-Visibility Day

Bi-Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia.  A person who is bisexual is someone who is romantically and sexually attracted to people of the same gender...

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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We Don’t Do A Lot For Them Specifically: improving diverse SOGIESC inclusion in cash transfer and social protection programs, during the COVID-19 crisis and...

Many people with diverse SOGIESC had pressing social protection needs prior to the COVID-19 crisis, borne of multi-layered discrimination and systemic marginalization...

Intersecting Exclusions: Displacement and gender-based violence among people with diverse sexualities and gender identities in Kenya

While many gaps remain, a small but growing body of literature has expanded to address the particular experiences of gender-based violence (GBV)...

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...

Practitioner Insight

It’s time to re-examine Refugee Status Determination (RSD) as a protection tool

While persecution on account of sexual orientation or gender identity is grounds for a refugee claim, for refugees with diverse SOGIESC, refugee...

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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...