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Research: Georgia’s Anti-Crisis Plan Completely Neglected LGBTQI Individuals

The Georgian Government’s Anti-Crisis Plan (ACP) failed to fully meet the needs of vulnerable groups and completely neglected LGBTQI individuals, which worsened their health and quality of life, – finds the research, Employment and Labor Rights of LGBTQI Community in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic, published by Equality Movement in Georgia.

According to the research, the ACP did not take into account the high risks for the LGBTQI individuals, such as domestic violence, particular deterioration in employment opportunities, reduced incomes, homelessness and malnutrition. Overall, the authors, stressed that ACP did not properly take into account the ability to meet the vital needs of LGBTQI individuals.

“The anti-crisis plan failed to fully meet the needs of vulnerable groups. At the same time, the LGBTQI group was completely neglected, which worsened their health and quality of life. The anti-crisis plan did not take into account the particularly high risks (domestic violence, homelessness and deterioration in employment opportunities, reduced incomes, homelessness and malnutrition). Consequently, the plan did not properly consider the ability to meet the vital needs of LGBTQI individuals,” – reads the subchapter 8.2.

The research was conducted by Nukri Tabidze and Lela Gvishiani and it was supported by the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Please, visit the link to view the full version of Employment and Labor Rights of LGBTQI Community in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic.