Sexuality and poverty

Structural links between gender and poverty alleviation are well documented, but only recently has the complex interaction between marginalisation and sexuality been placed on the development agenda. It is important because:

  • Increasing economic independence of sexual minorities contributes to their ability to participate in society, achieve acceptance within families and build social capital
  • It contributes to tackling the wider gendered nature of socioeconomic inequalities
  • Efforts to reduce poverty levels in developing contexts cannot succeed without ensuring that vulnerable populations are not left behind

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