The study paper establishes methods of improving interaction and involvement between the LGBTQIA+ community and DRR practitioners, with a view to better inform policy in the future.
This document emphasizes the vital role of LGBTQIA+ individuals in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) policy-making. Their inclusion is crucial for addressing the diverse vulnerabilities they face during disasters and creating more effective DRR strategies. The report identifies significant barriers to collecting accurate data on LGBTQIA+ people, including stigma and the lack of inclusive data collection methods. To enhance LGBTQIA+ engagement in DRR policy-making, the report suggests using inclusive data collection, involving LGBTQIA+ organizations, and conducting cultural competency training for DRR practitioners. Effective communication methods, such as liaison officers and community networks, are recommended. Overall, the report underscores the need to recognize and address LGBTQIA+ individuals' specific needs in DRR policies, promoting equity and effectiveness in disaster response and recovery.
Research Paper, GEDSI