Invitation to Civil Society Consultations on the UNDP-led LGBTI Inclusion Index

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Part 1

On 19 September 2017 at 1pm (GMT), you are invited to a one-hour introductory Webinar on the UNDP-led LGBTI Inclusion Index. This Webinar will introduce the Index and outline opportunities to get involved in the consultation process to develop and refine indicators in five dimensions of LGBTI life: health, education, political & civic participation, economic well-being, and personal security & violence.

We will discuss the evolution of the Index and the current process of developing indicators. We invite participants to sign up for one or more 90-minute Webinar discussions that will be held in the first week of October 2017 – between the 2-6 October (Email indicators@rfsl.se) to sign up now.

The October Webinars provide the opportunity to review and comment on a set of proposed indicators (which will be sent to those who sign up prior to the five Webinar dates). Each Webinar will be conducted in English, with simultaneous translation in French and Spanish (online, with no software or downloads required). Each Webinar will have interactive time to discuss and refine the proposed indicators. We will send full details closer to the date.

It is not necessary to attend the Webinar on September 19th to participate in the October Webinars (note; the September 19 Webinar content is supplied below in English), but it is necessary to connect with us in advance to participate in any of the five Webinars, in English. Send your email address to indicators@rfsl.se, and we will be back in contact.

Please use the Google Chrome browser to log into the two platforms below. You can also download Google Chrome at https://www.google.com/chrome/.

Log into this secure webpage https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/179484429 at 1pm (GMT) on 19th September for Webinar in English.

For for simultaneous interpretation into Spanish and French, open this second tab https://interprefy.interpret.world/user/sign-in (details instructions for log-on are provided in the attached invitation). The Access Token for this event is: inclusion01.

Part 2

On 2-6 October 2017

Webinar focus groups:

  • Monday 2nd - Health
  • Tuesday 3rd - Education
  • Wednesday 4th - Political and civic participation
  • Thursday 5th - Economic well-being
  • Friday 6th - Personal security and violence

If you’d like to participate in one or more of the interactive discussions, please send us your name and email address, identifying which themes you want to join as soon as you can. During the last week of September we will send you the sets of proposed indicators for each dimension, rationale for their inclusion, as well as login details, and simultaneous translation to French and Spanish details.

The criteria for review of the indicators include: the indicator needs to be able to meaningfully work across a wide range of countries and cultures; it needs to be inclusive of (or disaggregatable into) sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC); and is likely to be something that those collecting data including civil society, academics, and statistical divisions of government agencies can adopt.

We would specifically ask participants to engage in-depth regarding:

  1. focus on data collection issues and related concerns;
  2. identify evident gaps as the indicators apply to SOGIESC concerns and sub groups of LGBTI people,
  3. provide technical inputs on the actual construction of a given indicator.

We are aware that the timeline for this consultation is quite short, and that timezones and people’s schedules may preclude participation in the Webinars. As such, it is possible to write focused comments on the proposed indicators. We will supply a template for written submission, on request (to indicators@rfsl.se), and include such content in the outcome document that ILGA, Outright and RFSL will provide to UNDP and World Bank following this consultation process.