Behind the Mission: LGBT+ and the World Bank Group

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Behind the Mission: LGBT+ and the World Bank Group

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As a global organization that has embraced the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank Group is committed to fostering and strengthening diversity and inclusion in both its work and workplace. We are committed to a workplace where everyone is valued, where differences are respected and celebrated, and where opportunity and equitable treatment is afforded to all. 

For our next episode of Behind the Mission: Working at the World Bank Group, which is on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), we delve into LGBT+ issues at the World Bank Group. How has the diversity and inclusion agenda improved over the years? How does our institution ensure that LGBT+ rights are protected and LGBT+ staff are empowered and nurtured? Why should LGBT+ community consider a career in international development, especially at the WBG? Join the discussion with three staff members, who will share their insights and experiences about how the World Bank Group is ensuring that LGBT+ staff are fairly represented and that their rights remain top of mind. 

ABOUT Behind the Mission: Working at the World Bank Group: Who are we? Where do we work? What do we do? Why join us? And, what’s it really like to work at the World Bank Group? In this series, our staff answer questions live about working for a unique global partnership as the World Bank Group, with 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations. Watch our previous episodes 

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Cameron

How can the world bank leverage its influence to support lgbtqia+ individuals in countries that criminalize queer identities? Is it possible to make financing contingent upon ensuring lgbtqia+ protections?
Mon, 05/17/2021 - 11:07
Betsy

Good morning! My name is Betsy and I'm a recruiter here at the World Bank Group. Looking forward to answering your questions!
Mon, 05/17/2021 - 11:10
J Bilbao

Hello, everyone. My name is Josebe and I work in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the World Bank group. I look forward to answering your questions!
Mon, 05/17/2021 - 11:10
Henriette

How can colleagues support LGBTQ community inside and outside WBG? What are meaningful practical steps?
Mon, 05/17/2021 - 11:12
J Bilbao

The first step to help LGBTQI colleagues inside and outside the bank is to signal that one is an ally through inclusive language. Volunteering your preferred pronouns is a small gesture but it sends a strong message.
Mon, 05/17/2021 - 11:14

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