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Micro Rainbow Cambodia participates in a regional inception meeting in Bali
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Regional inception meeting in Bali

Micro Rainbow Cambodia shares its poverty reduction programme with activists from Indonesia, Laos PDR, and The Philippines.

LGBTI micro-finance
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI micro-finance

The article explains why LGBTI people in Cambodia are financially excluded and why they become or stay poor. It also explains what MRI is doing to ensure that LGBTI people can access micro-finance products to step out of poverty.

LGBTI celebrate International Women Day in Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI celebrate International Women’s Day in Cambodia

On 07th March, 2018 Micro Rainbow collaborated with LGBTI NGOs in Cambodia to organise a public exhibition about LGBTI issues and poverty reduction program at Cambodia Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC).

LGBTI economic empowerment in rural Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI economic empowerment in rural Cambodia

MRI visited and consulted with the LGBTI community in Somroung Yong district, which is part of the Takeo Province to tackle poverty of LGBTI people by providing technical support and financial assistance.

Andréa Brazil
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Through the eyes of a trans activist

To celebrate Transgender Visibility Month, we share the story of a trans activist who joined our small business course and became a member of our Brazil team.

Cambodia Radio Interview
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Raising awareness on the radio in Cambodia

Ms. Chhoeurng Rachana said “Economic Empowerment and LGBTI rights should parallel working together for LGBTI acceptance in Cambodia”.

Thida
Economic empowerment & advocacy

I am Doing the Right Thing

Kuy Thida, a Cambodian transman faces gender discrimination and financial struggles in his life

Material de divulgação do nosso treinamento
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI inclusion in the labour market in Brazil

Since 2015, more than 230 employees in Brazil were trained by MRI on LGBT inclusion in the labour market. Find out more about these training’s and their impacts so far.

Empreendedores LGBT formados pela MRI
Economic empowerment & advocacy

31 new LGBTI entrepreneurs trained in Brazil

31 students graduated from MRI’s 4th course. Find out about the course, the newly created businesses and challenges for LGBT entrepreneurship in Brazil

Economic empowerment & advocacy

Poverty Reduction of LGBTI people in Cambodia

In Cambodia, LGBTI people face bullying at school and economic hardship because of family rejection. This reality of discrimination means that LGBTI students have higher school dropout rates than the overall student population.

Pink at work
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Pink At Work

PINK AT WORK is an online platform of products and services offered by LGBT entrepreneurs.

LGBTI Diversity at the Rio Olympics
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI Diversity at the Rio Olympics

In the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil’s team was led by a trans model, symbolising the event’s focus on inclusion of sexual and gender diversity. MRI was part of this story.

Economic empowerment & advocacy

Entrepreneurship can lead to LGBTI inclusion

At a press conference on 15th August MRI launched a new publication compiling some of the success stories of socioeconomic inclusion and empowerment of LGBT people in the fight against homo and transphobia, due to Micro Rainbow’s poverty reduction activities in Brazil.

Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI Entrepreneurship

Micro Rainbow launches a pioneering publication, “LGBT Entrepreneurship: case studies of socioeconomic empowerment in Rio de Janeiro between 2015-2017”.

Economic empowerment & advocacy

Winners of an entrepreneurship award in Brazil

The Micro Rainbow Brazil Project received the Láurea CAF 2017 award, which acknowledges the best initiatives in support of micro entrepreneurship in Brazil promoted by

Economic empowerment & advocacy

NGLCC Global 5th LGBT Summit of the Americas

Toronto, Canada 14 June 2017 On June 14, MRI’s Project Manager from Brazil, Lucas Paoli Itaborahy joined Lee Badgett from the Williams Institute on a