This project was conceived by ORAM with essential support from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).We are deeply grateful to UNHCR for its review of the survey instrument, and for the access it gave us to UNHCR non-governmentalorganization (NGO) partners worldwide.The web-based survey that is the basis of this report was designed and conducted collaboratively by ORAM and the Department of Sociology of Indiana University. The Center for Survey Research (CSR) provided data analysis support. We wish to acknowledge andthank Patricia McManus, Associate Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, and Oren Pizmony-Levy for developing the surveyand their processing and analyzing of the results. We also wish to thank Hubert Izienicki and Aaron Ponce for their help with researchand with conducting the survey. Except where indicated otherwise, statistical analyses presented in this work were performed by theDepartment of Sociology of Indiana University. This report exemplies the extraordinary power of collaboration between the NGOand academic sectors, and their ability to integrate the strengths of scientic methodology with informed and impassioned advocacy.Indiana University’s “technical report,” Global Survey of Non-Governmental Organizations Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers,documenting the methodological aspects of this work, is published under separate cover and is available online.
This report is the result of the dedication of many individuals committed to excellence. The underlying project was conceived by NeilGrungras and brought to completion by Cara Hughes. Signicant research, input, and writing were provided by ORAM staff, internsand volunteers: Anahid Bazarjani, Micah Bennett, Michaela Bruckmayer, Laura Callava, Joe Castrovinci, Lisa Ellerin, Lauren French,Pierre Hegay, Michael Gale, Nicholas Hersh, Chris Holland, Elodie Joubert, Nicole LaViolette, Lucie Leblond, Eunice Lee, Dr. AlbertaPotter Levitan, Rachel Levitan, Darren Miller, Josselin Moreau, Valerie Nerio, John Odle, Jan Ondrus, Elise Piranda, Odessa Powers,Dorit Prince-Levine, Okan Sengun, Alexandra Sheldon, Michael Sisitzky, Marjolaine Vignola, Anna von Herrmann, Olga AntenenkoYoung, Wenxu Xu, and Sophia Zohdi.We are grateful to the dedicated NGO workers around the world who so earnestly shared their organizations’ triumphs and tribula-tions in serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees. Their candor and commitment to making the worldsafer for all refugees is the sine qua non for creating real improvements in the protection of LGBTI persons eeing persecution.This study was made possible, in part, by a grant from The Arcus Foundation. The Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundationadvancing pressing social justice and conservation issues. The ndings and opinions expressed in this report are thoseof the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of their funders.We dedicate this project to all LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees around the world, whose resilience is our daily inspiration.
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