Advocacy

LGBTI-centred economic empowerment and advocacy programmes that are improving the livelihoods of many poor LGBTI people.

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).

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”.

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.

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.

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.

JaLeah Shavers
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Ja’Leah Shavers – BreakOUT!

Interview with Ja’Leah Shavers, Outreach and Development Coordinator at BreakOUT! in New Orleans focusing on some of the challenges facing LGBTI youth living in poverty around the world.

Bree Sutherland
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Bree Sutherland – The Gender Expansion Project

Interview with Bree Sutherland is executive director of The Gender Expansion Project (GEP) in Missoula, Montana, USA. focusing on some of the challenges facing LGBTI youth living in poverty around the world.

Jim Ambrose at the UN
Economic empowerment & advocacy

UN HRC 27: Statement on People of African Descent

C.O.C. – Netherlands Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent – 14th session Delivered by Jim Ambrose, Micro Rainbow

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Economic empowerment & advocacy

UN HRC 26 – Statement on the Human Rights of Migrants

COC Nederland joined by International Lesbian and Gay Association Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Delivered by Richie Maitland Watch the

The staff of Arus Pelangi in a anti-bullying campaign
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI people and poverty in Indonesia

King Oey of Arus Pelangi, an LGBTI organisation, which concerns itself primarily with advocating LGBTI rights discusses LGBTI people and poverty in Indonesia.

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Economic empowerment & advocacy

HRC25: Statement on the Right to Adequate Housing

Federatie van Nederlandse Verenigingen tot Integratie Van Homoseksualiteit – COC Nederland joined by  International Lesbian and Gay Association Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component