Discrimination: PRIDE Project

Gender identity and sexual orientation: Promoting rights, diversity and equality in the world of work (PRIDE) Project

In 2012, with the support of the Government of Norway, the International Labour Organization (ILO) initiated the “Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Promoting Rights, Diversity and Equality in the World of Work (PRIDE)” project. The project conducts research on discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) workers across the world and highlights good practices that promote meaningful inclusion. The first phase of the project, which is now complete, focused on Argentina, Hungary and Thailand, and work is on-going in Costa Rica, France, India, Indonesia, Montenegro and South Africa.

The PRIDE research is primarily qualitative, and does not claim to make conclusive, generalizable findings concerning the world-of-work experiences for LGBT workers. Through desk research, interviews and focus group discussions, it seeks to paint a picture of the main legal, policy and day-to-day drivers and obstacles to promoting inclusion in employment and occupation.