The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) opens a space for us to reflect on good practices. To do so, we must first ponder again upon a question that may seem simple, but that ends up being decisive when considering and addressing the risks faced by the LGBTIQ+ community: why does discrimination occur and what are some of its drivers? I … [Read more...] about Reflecting on the causes of discrimination against the LGBTIQ+ community
You might recall that in the first installment of this series we introduced you to the town of Tremont. Tremont is the backdrop for the stories that illustrate the risks addressed by Environmental and Social Performance Standard 9 (ESPS 9). This standard, which is part of our new Environmental and Social Policy Framework (ESPF), recognizes that the risks of sexual and … [Read more...] about 5 steps to prevent the risks of sexual and gender-based violence in projects
The equitable and active participation of women, men, LGBTQI+ populations and social organizations in identifying, preventing and addressing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) risks is an important mechanism to protect the most vulnerable people from these cultural manifestations of violence. Gender-based violence is any harmful act perpetrated against a person's will … [Read more...] about The many faces of sexual and gender-based violence in development projects
Equality between women and men has intrinsic value in terms of justice and human rights. Likewise, it contributes to poverty reduction and sustainable development. The new Environmental and Social Policy Framework (ESPF) of the IDB, in force since November 2021, recognizes that human rights are at the heart of environmental and social risk management and provides continuity to … [Read more...] about Gender equality: nuanced risk management
The celebration of “Pride Month” reminds us that, although some progress has been made in protecting the rights of populations with sexual and gender diversities, we must recognize that there are still many additional risks to which LGBTIQ+ people are exposed due to discrimination based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. Identifying these risks from the early … [Read more...] about More equitable societies: how to address inequalities based on discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender identity?