Brazil

In our report, we indicate that when poverty is combined with multiple forms of discrimination...

Cambodia

We travelled to Cambodia and we learned about the many levels of discrimination endured by LGBT people...

United Kingdom

1,300 LGBT people are granted asylum annually in the UK with the majority quickly falling below the poverty line...

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MRI opens a 2nd house for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees

December 12, 2017: On 7th December MRI opened a second safe house for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. At any given time, MRI can now support eight LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees who are homeless or struggling with accommodation. LGBTI asylum seekers are often not safe if they are placed in...

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Entrepreneurship and professional qualification for LGBT inclusion in Rio de Janeiro

December 7, 2017: The Micro Rainbow Brazil Project was developed based on the needs of the LGBT population in situations of socioeconomic vulnerability, identified in the research LGBT people living in poverty in Rio de Janeiro: getting a job in the labour market or starting their own business. MRI structured the...

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Cambodian LGBTI People Trapped in Poverty

November 24, 2017: Sivelongly, a transgender woman, shares about her life at the fourth "LGBTI people in business" monthly meeting. She said that “After receiving support from MRI for over a year, I have paid all my private debt and I have more savings”. On 11th November 2017, Micro Rainbow International...

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Press Release – The first safe house for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees opens in the UK

November 7, 2017: In October 2017 Rashid and Maria [1], two asylum seekers from Bangladesh and El Salvador, entered the first safe house in the UK created by Micro Rainbow International (MRI) [1], a house that is exclusively for LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees. MRI’s safe housing project was officially...

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