Intentional Inclusion of People with Diverse SOGIESC (LGBTIQ+ people) in Communication, Community Engagement and Accountability

Publication language
Date published
01 Jun 2022
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Inclusion, LGBTQI
CDAC Network

A guide on key entry points for humanitarian organisations and practitioners.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people – or, as we say, people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) – have experiences before, during and after crises that justify far greater attention from humanitarian actors.

Organisations that undertake communication, community engagement and accountability (CCEA) activities must take steps to include people with diverse SOGIESC. This guide offers background and entry points for inclusion of people with diverse SOGIESC in:

- Information ecology assessments

- Two-way communication and messaging during crises

- Feedback mechanisms

- Collective approaches to CCEA

- Countering rumours and misinformation

- Local media support