HRC Says Bi Women Forgotten in Health Stats
The Human Rights Campaign signed on to a statement calling for better statistical tracking of data that is more inclusive of bisexual women, among others who are forgotten in the inclusion of BLGT data.
The story, submitted by Jean Freedberg, details the HRC’s involvement with the Commission on the Status of Women which is meeting this week in New York.
“We are very concerned with the exclusion of lesbian and bisexual women, as well as transgender and intersex persons, from development benefits, in part due to inadequate data collection and analysis,” the statement began. “In fact… data on our welfare is often neither counted as relevant, nor—indeed—counted at all.”
The statement called for governments to take adequate steps to collect the data, to ensure that it is safe and confidential, and to analyze it separately and discretely to ensure that barriers to inclusion of LBTI are removed, and that no groups are left behind as governments create their development policies.
Read the story on the HRC website by CLICKING HERE: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hrc-calls-for-better-lgbt-data-collection