Press releases and statements

Press Release – Entrepreneurship can lead to LGBT inclusion and economic empowerment: a new report by Micro Rainbow International

August 17, 2017: At a press conference on 15th August MRI launched a new publication compiling some of the success stories of socioeconomic inclusion and empowerment of LGBT people in the fight against homo and transphobia, due to MRI’s poverty reduction activities in Brazil. Internationally, Brazil projects...

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PRESS RELEASE – MRI selected as finalist in European Social Innovation Competition: ‘Integrated Futures’

October 4, 2016: PRESS RELEASE 04 October 2016 Micro Rainbow International CIC selected as finalist in European Social Innovation Competition: ‘Integrated Futures’ Among ten European social entrepreneurs to compete for three €50,000 prizes Micro Rainbow International CIC (MRI) has been selected from a...

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PRESS RELEASE – Micro Rainbow International receives HMRC advanced assurance on ground-breaking investment scheme to create a hostel for LGBTI refugees

September 6, 2016: On 23 August 2016 HMRC provided Micro Rainbow International (MRI) with an advanced assurance that social investments in MRI to raise funding for its housing project for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) refugees should qualify for the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR)...

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Press Release – 20 LGBT people set up small businesses to step out of poverty in Rio de Janeiro

August 8, 2016: Internationally, Brazil projects an image of tolerance and openness, where expressions of sexuality during Carnival are nurtured.  However, when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people’s daily lives, Brazil can be ranked as one of the world’s deadliest...

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MRI selected as semi-finalist in the European Social Innovation Competition

June 29, 2016: 2016 European Social Innovation Competition to award three €50,000 prizes for best ideas for ‘Integrated Futures’ in Europe Micro Rainbow International CIC (MRI) has been selected from over 1,000 applicants from 36 countries as a semi-finalist in the 2016 edition of the European Social...

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Abuse of Cambodian LGBT makes and keeps them poor!

May 10, 2016: Press Release Abuse of Cambodian LGBT makes and keeps them poor! Many LGBT people in Cambodia are destined to be and remain poor according to a new report by Micro Rainbow International [1] and CamASEAN Youth’s Future [2]. The report “Poverty of LGBT people in Cambodia” [3] shows that...

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