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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) have specific and serious needs in conflict and disasters. So why are these needs, and the rights and strengths of people with diverse SOGIESC, so rarely addressed by the humanitarian and disaster risk reduction (DRR) systems?  The do no harm imperative and challenges in local contexts sometimes justifies a more conservative approach. However, at other times, the lack of diverse SOGIESC tailored tools, the lack of training, and the lack of partnerships - among other issues - compound those challenges, and lead...

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