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Commemorating IDAHOTB: The World Bank Group, Gender Equality, and LGBTI+ Inclusion

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Join the World Bank to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). This event raises awareness of the discrimination and exclusion that sexual and gender minorities face in our client countries. Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) has negative impacts on development outcomes and fuels the exclusion of sexual and gender minorities, creating barriers to accessing markets, services, and spaces. The event is an opportunity to learn about the links between gender equality and the inclusion of sexual and gender minorities in World Bank projects and analytics.

00:00 Welcome

- Hana Brixi, Global Director, Gender, World Bank

06:00 Opening remarks

- Adriana D. Kugler, Executive Director for the United States, World Bank

10:59 Overview of World Bank Group work on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) inclusion

- Rudaba Zehra Nasir, Global Lead, Economic Inclusion, Gender and Economic Inclusion Group, IFC

Panel discussion
17:54 SOGI in the gender and social inclusion agendas
26:40 Opportunities for gender equality in Vietnam
31:33 Best practices in inclusion of sexual and gender minorities
38:27 Laws addressing domestic violence
43:21 Gender identity in Vietnam
49:33 Challenges in gathering data
1:01:00 Live Q&A

- Huy The Luong, Director of the Institute for Social, Economic and Environmental Research, Vietnam
- Maria Sjödin, Executive Director, OutRight International
- Clifton Cortez, Global Adviser on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), World Bank

1:24:39 Closing remarks

- Ed Mountfield, Vice President for Operations Policy and Country Services

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