exual and Gender Minorities in Humanitarian Emergencies. In: Roeder L. (eds) Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies.

Author:

Rumbach J., Knight K.

Editor:

First

Date:

2014

Region:

Theme:

Gender Identities and Expression, Sexual Orientations and Disasters

Language:

English

Publisher:

Springer

Full Harvard Reference:

Rumbach J., Knight K. (2014) Sexual and Gender Minorities in Humanitarian Emergencies. In: Roeder L. (eds) Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies.Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century. Springer, Cham.

The security and well-being of LGBTI people are often compromised in humanitarian emergencies due to existing stigmas on sexual and gender identities. The article explores experiences of LGBTI people, specifically in emergencies and the challenges that they face. It stresses the importance of obtaining information and data on LGBTI populations, to consult LGBTI organisations during the planning process of responses to emergencies, to work with security forces on non-discriminatory practices, and to support HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention for LGBTI pre-disaster.