The Only Way is Up: Monitoring and Encouraging Diverse SOGIESC Inclusion in the Humanitarian and DRR Sectors
Before, during and after disasters and conflicts, people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) experience discrimination, violence and exclusion. This report explores what inclusion truly means according to key frameworks and tools in the humanitarian and disaster risk reduction systems. At the same time, it serves to identify gaps within these systems and generate a clearer understanding of how and why these gaps exist. By examining four settings in South Asia (Bangladesh), Southeast Asia (Philippines), and the Pacific (Vanuatu), it seeks to outline the necessary steps that would ensure people within the LGBTQI+ community are supported and their needs are addressed in times of disasters and conflicts. This publication has been made possible by funding from the Swedish Government through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).