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LGBTQIA+ people have the right to effective and sustainable DRR and CR.

About This Course

LGBTQIA+ persons are powerful drivers and agents of change whose rights have to be ensured, respected and protected in DRR and CR.

Persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic/agender or who identify under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella, are often persecuted and deprived of their fundamental human rights. But ensuring everyone's rights in a non-discriminatory and inclusive manner, without judgement, is a cornerstone of effective and sustainable disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.

With this course, we offer you a glimpse into key elements of LGBTQIA+ rights and how ensuring them is essential for an 'all-of-society' approach to DRR and CR. We also provide suggestions on where you can find more information to deepen your understanding on the topic.

Expected time requirement: 15-20 minutes.

This self-paced module is part of ADPC’s 'About Gender'-series, a collection of short web-based courses on key concepts of gender which all depart from a so-called gender-transformative approach.

A gender-transformative approach recognizes that a gender-equal and socially inclusive approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience (CR) requires us to change the way we think, and the way we work.

With this series we hope to help you rise to that challenge.

Who is this course for?

The series has been developed for DRR and CR professionals who:

  • Have little to no experience and knowledge in gender
  • Have some experience and knowledge in gender, but need a refresher on certain concepts
  • Have experience in gender but are looking for a quick recap on specific concepts and/or links to more information

For further information about the E-Learning course, you may contact ADPC Academy at

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