• Data collection and management as a means to create heightened awareness of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

    There are no universally accepted standards determining the classification of sexual orientation and gender identity. In this report, the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz focuses on data collection and management as a means to create a heightened awareness of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The report also identifies risks associated with data collection, use, and storage and highlights key human rights safeguards in that regard. Read the report.

  • Measuring Gender Statistics

    There has long been greater complexity in the area of gender identity than the male-female binary distinction would suggest. This paper provided the basis for an in-depth review of measuring gender identity conducted by the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) in February 2019. It summarizes the main needs for statistical measurement of gender identity, the challenges posed, and the variety of approaches so far taken. It gives a detailed overview of current practice in those countries leading the efforts to begin measuring gender identity and presents an annex of country practices and situations in CES countries and beyond. Read the report.

  • A Set of Proposed Indicators for the LGBTI Inclusion Index

    Inclusion of LGBTI people is imperative if we are to deliver on the pledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind. In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNDP is leading efforts to develop an LGBTI Inclusion Index to measure development outcomes for LGBTI people and inform policies, programs, and investments for strengthening LGBTI inclusion and rights.  This publication provides a set of 51 indicators in the areas of health, education, civil and political participation, economic empowerment, security, and violence and signals the most recent step in the development of the LGBTI Inclusion Index. Read the report.

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