Member Research

“Let me be me!“ – Better Care for LGBTI* Children

In this working paper for iNGOs, GPP Member Dreilinden presents essential demands of the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference addressing LGBT* – and in some respects intersex – children in development cooperation: to carry out research and provide more data, listen to children‘s voices, identify promising practices, and share resources. The paper is a collaboration with SOS Children‘s Villages International and Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and provides three sections:

  • Research and Tools: the legal human rights context (including intersex), an analysis from KCS’ survey on institutional readiness, and workshop results from the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference.
  • Interviews: Five young LGBT* care leavers speak about their experiences; two managers of alternative care and children‘s rights organisations present their views on LGBT* children and approaches to improve care for gender non-conforming children and youth.
  • Promising Practices: Save the Children International in Vietnam’s work with LGBT street youth, and the response of SOS Children‘s Villages Argentina and Tunisia to LGBT* children and staff.
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