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The LGBTI community across the region face varied challenges including criminalisation, lack of adequate legal protections and hostile public attitudes that can lead to widespread stigma and discrimination – such as discrimination in the workplace, bullying in schools and lack of access to essential healthcare services.


Social Entrepreneurship offers young people who identify as being part of the LGBTI community a voice and empowers them to create jobs and provide solutions to the challenges their communities face. Diversity and inclusion are key to building a world where people can interact as equals and can feel proud of their identity.

An inspiring #Youth Co:Lab Springboard PLUS session to celebrate IDAHOBIT day with insights into the lives of entrepreneurs from the LGBTI community and valuable life lessons for social entrepreneurs to never give up in the face of adversity and turn it into an opportunity. 

Diversity in Innovation - Youth Breaking Gender Barriers in Entrepreneurship -Panel


Stories in Video on LGBTI and youth entrepreneurship