Past Event

How can we make British aid work to reduce poverty and marginalisation of LGBT communities?

14 November 2016 18:00–20:00

Marlborough Theatre,
4 Princes Street,
East Sussex

In the UK there is cross-party consensus that overseas development must both advance British interests and ensure that economic, social and cultural opportunities are extended to the poorest.

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Sexuality, Poverty and Law Programme has explored what that means for same-sex attracted and gender non-conforming people in countries to which it provides development and humanitarian aid. Speakers will examine challenges, particularly around how LGBT communities experience poverty and suggest ways in which we can partner together to tackle marginalisation.


  • Stephen Wood (IDS SPL programme)
  • Beki Abi (Ethiopia LGBT activist)
  • Cheryl Overs (Monash University, IDS Visiting Fellow)

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