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Dear all, I am looking to adjust my organisation’s risk management to be more inclusive of LGBTI staff. I have a few practical ideas and received a handful of recommendations but I could really do with more best practice, worst practice, lessons learned, and those to learn. Since we seem to be only waking up to this topic and, all things considered, especially the delicacy of the personal situation, it’s tricky to approach or find people with practical experience, any ideas would be appreciated. Anyone with practical ideas, advice, guidelines? Thanks!

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It’s good to hear that you are working to make your organisation’s risk management procedures more inclusive.

A resource that I often use when looking at mainstreaming gender into security frameworks and security risk management in the EISF Briefing paper on Gender and Security. If you haven’t heard of of it, it’s divided into two parts. The first goes through concepts and theory revolving gender and security whereas the second part offers pragmatic tools on conducting a gendered risk analysis and gender-specific security rick mitigation as well as guidelines on GBV issues.

The briefing can be found on the following link:

https://www.eisf.eu/library/gender-an

Further to that EISF also have links to several news items and documents on gender and security which could be found on the link below:

https://www.eisf.eu/search-results/?k

I hope this is helpful and if possible please share any documents or case studies that you may have come across on this theme.

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I’ve come across a few resources that might be helpful.

CHS Alliance have a blog titled “How Can we Include LGBT people in the humanitarian sector”

And some advice from Risk Management Magazine: The LGBT Travel Risk Dilema might also be useful.

Good luck!

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