LGBTI Elders Advancing Initiative: Landscape Survey Data from the Philippines, Nepal, Costa Rica and El Salvador


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Created in partnership with OutRight International, Mitini Nepal, EnGendeRights, CIPAC, and grassroots organizers in El Salvador, the LGBTI Elders Advancing Initiative is expanding human rights protections and social and economic inclusion around the globe with particular focus on older lesbians, transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex people.

With elder-driven strategies at its core, one of the ways this project supports LGBTI older people in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nepal, and the Philippines is through the collection of country-level landscape survey data on the lived realities of LGBTI older people. Take a look at the resources below to learn more.

 

PHILIPPINES: Impacts of Ageism and Lifelong discrimination on Older LGBTI People 

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Many older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Philippines are disproportionately affected by lifelong and intersectional discrimination, resulting in joblessness, poverty, lack of savings, hunger, physical and mental health decline, lack of access to health care, lack of access to stable housing, social isolation, and violence and abuse without redress and relief mechanisms. These harmful impacts are linked to loss of school education, job discrimination, discriminatory health services, lack of community support systems, and little or no support from government public benefits programs.

 

COSTA RICA: Self-reported Needs and Priorities of LGBTI+ Older Persons in Costa Rica, Executive Summary

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There are specific physical, psychological, and social changes that take place in later adulthood, creating unique challenges and needs for older adults. It is very important we understand the unique needs of older adults in order to ensure they age with dignity. This is especially true for LGBTI+ older adults who live at the intersection of ageism, homophobia and transphobia.

 

 

NEPAL: Impacts of Age Discrimination on Older LGBTI Persons in Nepal

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, third gender/transgender and intersex (LGBTI) older people in Nepal have experienced lifelong discrimination that encompasses their physical appearance which includes gender expression, family status, and negative perceptions about their health conditions and contribution to society. Most LGBTI elders have limited or no formal schooling. They face employment discrimination, have worked underpaid jobs usually in the informal sector, and continue struggling with economic insecurity.

 

EL SALVADOR: Self-reported Needs and Priorities of LGBTI+ Older Persons in El Salvador, Executive Summary 

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There are specific physical, psychological, and social changes that take place in later adulthood, creating unique challenges and needs for older adults. It is very important we understand the unique needs of older adults in order to ensure they age with dignity. This is especially true for LGBTI+ older adults who live at the intersection of ageism, homophobia and transphobia.

 

 

 

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