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Making it work: lesbian, bisexual and transgender women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines

Research reports

Written by Moizza Binat Sarwar, Abigail Hunt, Soumya Chattopadhyay

Hero image description: Women on a public bus, Manila, Philippines Image credit:Wayne S. Grazio Image license:CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

This report presents findings from research designed to expand understanding of the current socioeconomic situation of lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women in the Philippines. The research draws on multiple data sources to shed light on what economic empowerment means to them and the priority actions needed to support their individual and collective economic advancement.

The research reveals a mixed picture around many of the key components of economic empowerment of LBT women, and provides specific recommendations and suggested actions that will facilitate an enabling environment for LBT women to fully realize their economic empowerment in different areas such as education, employment, health and other social services.  

Women on a public bus, Manila, Philippines
Image credit:Wayne S. Grazio ~ Image license:CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Moizza Binat Sarwar, Abigail Hunt, Soumya Chattopadhyay and Maroz Ramos