More recently the rights of LGBTQI people have taken centre stage in development efforts and in the agendas of policy makers. This report highlights some major problems in the frameworks underpinning these efforts, despite their well-meant intentions. In this report, we shed light on the implications of adopting universalist LGBTQI identity categories within international humanitarian and development programming.
This policy brief builds on the arguments and conclusions set out in CTDC’s publication titled Conceptualising Sexualities in the MENA Region: Undoing LGBTQI Categories. In this document, we compliment this extensive, research-led paper by setting out a number of concrete recommendations for practitioners, policy makers and activists from the region working to improve the situation […]
This policy brief builds on the UN’s 3RP (Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2015-16 in Response to the Syria Crisis) by offering a complimentary analysis of the needs of both Syrian refugee women and LGBTQI individuals living in Turkey. Through research conducted by CTDC, it becomes plainly apparent that a number of needs are […]
Breaking Taboo through Grassroots Advocacy: Inclusive HIV/AIDS Programming in the MENA Region The MENA region receives only a fraction of the total global funds directed toward HIV/AIDS projects. This is despite evidence that HIV/AIDS prevalence is rising in the region at much faster rates than anywhere else in the world, particularly among MSM, LGBT and […]
This report looks at living conditions of Syrian refugees in Turkey in general, focusing on women and sexual minorities. This research was carried out between March and October 2015, and was based on an extensive literature review, social media analysis, and collected primary data in Turkey, including in-depth interviews, ethnographic data and meetings, to assess […]