Socio-economic empowerment

Identifying as LGBTI can lead to restrictions in access to health care, education, housing, employment and civil participation and can affect individual’s ability to access and built upon the social capital available to others. LGBTI are often disproportionally affected by poverty, particularly when they also belong to another marginalized community due to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and exclusion. The stigma and discrimination faced by LGBTI and the subsequent rejection and victimization can put them in a position where they are socially and financially excluded. COC’s thematic effort aims amongst other things to facilitate coordination between local partners and international organisations addressing poverty among and socio-economic exclusion of LGBTI.