Making It Work: Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines
Feb 6, 2020
This report presents findings from a research designed to expand understanding of the current socio-economic situation of LBT women in the Philippines. The research draws on multiple data sources – including a literature review, focus group discussions in urban and rural areas of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, key informant interviews, and an online survey (with 159 respondents) – to shed light on what economic empowerment means to them and the priority actions needed to support their individual and collective economic advancement.
This 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.