Cost of Exclusion: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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Cost of Exclusion: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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For the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) 2020 commemoration, the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will collaborate on a virtual program of events from May 18-22 that will focus on research and data for “breaking the silence,” this year’s IDAHOTB theme.

The events will highlight the important role the MDBs are called to play in closing the SOGI data gap and will discuss ongoing and potential innovative approaches to data generation and evidence-based policymaking in their client countries. By virtually bringing together key SOGI research experts, policymakers, development professionals, and LGBTI civil society organizations, the joint IDAHOTB commemoration will draw attention to the discrimination, exclusion, and violence LGBTI people face globally and provide a platform to highlight successful examples of SOGI-inclusive data generation.

On May 18, we invite you to join the very first live discussion to kick off the week, which will focus on the Cost of Exclusion at 8:30 am EST (1:30 pm GMT). Follow the discussion live on Twitter: @WBG_SocialDev using #IDAHOTB2020 #BreakingTheSilence and #InclusionMatters

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Dominik Koehler

Welcome to the Cost of Exclusion panel commemorating IDAHOTB. Please make sure to post your questions and comments for the panelist here.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:03
christophe margaine

Bonjour
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:03
René Holder-McClean-Ramirez

I come from the Caribbean region where most people just prefer not to have any conversation period about LGBTQI issues at any level. Most of the countries in this region have discriminatory laws of some kind that impact the LGBTQI community. With tourism being the main revenue earner for the region what is the cost of exclusion of LGBTQI to our tourism sector earnings and attracting foreign investment?
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:36
Aarthi Sivaraman

Thank you, Juergen, for a great introduction and your opening remarks. It is indeed critical that we have comprehensive data and research to support inclusive policy-making across the world.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:37
Aarthi Sivaraman

@MattiaRomani1 of EBRD says discrimination against LGBTI people is still prevalent in a lot of places, and surveys show this people feel this especially about workplaces or where they live. The cost of exclusion is definitely real -- be it financial or social inclusion. That's why this is a priority area for the EBRD.
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 08:42

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