Key Issues

While the contravention of international human rights by laws that criminalise people on the basis of their sexuality is widely researched and debated, there is a lack of information on the practical implications of these forms of legislation for people’s social and economic wellbeing. 

For this reason, understanding and unpacking the relationship between sexuality and international, regional and national legislation lies at the heart of the work undertaken through the Sexuality and Poverty stream.

This stream aims to generate a deeper understanding of the implications of policy processes and poverty alleviation by bringing to light some of the more invisible groups of people who, because of their sexuality, may be excluded from the socio-economic benefits of these programmes.