Advancing LGBTI-Inclusive Development

  • The United States was proud to host the third Annual Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for LGBTI persons held in Washington from November 12–14, 2014.

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  • Learn about our new policy promoting and supporting the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals

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  • USAID and the Williams Institute released new report on the relationship between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development

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At USAID, equal access to foreign aid is not only a matter of human rights, but also critical to holistic, comprehensive and inclusive development. USAID proudly champions Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) interests in our policies, practices and initiatives.

LGBTI Human Rights & Inclusive Development

The Agency has a long history of advancing human rights by supporting and assisting marginalized and vulnerable populations. We continue to make progress, taking a lead role in promoting LGBTI-equality efforts through the integration of rights and empowerment in policies and programming.

Through our inclusive development efforts, we work so that all citizens regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity are equally empowered to secure better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. We ensure support for the dignity and human rights of LGBTI individuals as we build partnerships within the U.S. Government, local organizations, the private sector, donors and institutions to protect, secure, and have access to resources and humanitarian assistance for LGBTI individuals and advance development goals.

Resources and Links

Agency LGBTI two pager PDF for download [PDF]

Last updated: May 13, 2015

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