More and more companies are benefiting from an inclusive Human Development policy, where a better working environment for all employees ensures better performance and productivity. Many also increasingly recognize the importance of their public positioning on gender and sexual diversity.
This growing trend is good news.
And yet, where race and gender have made progress, LGBT rights are still the subject of much overt discrimination. Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are still daily features, even in companies that have put in place sound equality policies, and international surveys show that a large proportion of LGBT employees are still not out in the workplace for fear of stigmatisation and discrimination.
For this reason, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia –IDAHOT constitutes a unique annual moment for action:
- It provides an opportunity for companies to show that they are committed to the issue.
- It constitutes a powerful platform to organise events and issue communications, launch reports, organise internal trainings, etc.
- It is an opportunity for external messaging and PR as globally recognized anti-homophobia dates strong opportunities for external communications.
Find out how companies have engaged in previous editions of the IDAHOT here
Find out more about the day and examples of actions by companies in our