Diversifying development and foreign policy: Presentation LGBTI Inclusion Strategy of the German Government

Diversifying development and foreign policy

The Cross Sectoral Programme Human Rights and the GIZ Rainbow Network invite you to a presentation of the German government’s new LGBTI inclusion strategy for foreign policy and development cooperation at the GIZ Gender Week

Although the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people are subject to international human rights protection, these rights are frequently violated. Members of the LGBTI community are persecuted, criminalized, discriminated against and stigmatized and the “Leave no one behind” principle of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development is severely violated in numerous places, including in partner countries of German development cooperation. To address these multifaceted challenges and ensure the rights of LGBTI persons, Germany will implement the LGBTI inclusion strategy that was adopted on 3 March 2021.

In this event, Dr. Hannah Rau of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AA) and Dr. Bernadette Kalz of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will present the background, the emergence and the adoption of the LGBTI Inclusion Strategy and explain its goals, overarching approaches for development cooperation and foreign policy, the needs for capacity development as well as the special target groups of the concept.

Welcoming remarks
Joachim Goeske, Head of Division G400, Global Policy, Governance, Cities (GIZ)

Dr. Bernadette Kalz, Senior Policy Officer, division 412 – Human Rights, Gender Equality, Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, BMZ
Dr. Hannah Rau, Desk Officer for Human Rights, division OR06  –  Human Rights, Gender, AA

Jessica Stern, Executive Director, Outright International

For further information and organizational questions please contact
Dr. Linda Helfrich, Cross Sectoral Programme Human Rights
Elvis Mujanović, GIZ Rainbow Network