New research from Dreilinden has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities. The finding was published in Dreilinden’s 5th monitoring study, released in partnership with the German Institute for Human Rights.
The report, titled ‘German funding for LGBTIQA+ human rights work in the Global South and East’, surveys and documents funding from Germany for LGBTIQA+ human rights work.
‘For vulnerable minorities worldwide, such as LGBTIQA+ persons, difficult human rights situations have turned into acute emergencies’, said Ise Bosch, Executive Director of Dreilinden.
LGBTIQA+ persons are disproportionately often employed in sectors where lockdown measures have led to high income losses or where there is an increased risk of infection with the Covid-19 virus, according to Bosch.
The mapping study has found an increase in funding over the last decade; however there is still room for improvement, said Beate Rudolf, Director of the German Institute for Human Rights.
‘The 5th study shows that the share of funding for LGBTIQA+ human rights work from the German development budget was only 0.01 per cent in 2018, even though Germany is the second largest donor country within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This should change,’ said Rudolf.
To read or download the report, visit dreilinden.org.