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How to Make Disaster Risk Reduction LGBTI-Inclusive

in NEPAL, 26/04/2012

During the disaster preparedness program or during and after the disaster and during the relief program, the planners, organizers and authorities don't keep homosexuals and third-gender (Trans-gender) in mind. Often, third-genders are excluded from or homosexuals and third-genders are discriminated at the disaster relief programs. We must change such discriminatory practices.

In collaboration with the Blue Diamond Society, the U.S. Government'’s Disaster Risk Reduction Office is organizing a workshop on “How to Make Disaster Risk Reduction LGBTI-Inclusive” on Friday, April 27 from 9:00 am –- 12:00 noon, followed by lunch. The event will be held at the Blue Diamond Society'’s office in Lazimpat, Kathmandu. The goal of the half-day workshop is to bring stakeholders from the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex) community and DRR community together to discuss how disaster planning and the provision of humanitarian assistance could be more LGBTI-inclusive.

Presentations from NSET-Nepal, USAID, and Red Cross-Nepal are on the agenda.

All media are invited to attend the workshop. Please RSVP to bluediamondsociety@yahoo.


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