University Students Propose Innovative Solutions for International LGBTI Workplace Inclusion
After four months of intensive work, 40 students from the Bachelor Program International Studies at Leiden University presented their final projects to a jury of Workplace Pride members and Board. The students had been given a task to provide solutions for Workplace Pride’s globally active member organizations to better approach, and therefore make better decisions on, their LGBTI policies and practices.
The students divided into four groups of 10 people and undertook a deep-dive analysis into the political, socio-economic, legal, cultural, and historical aspects of countries around the world. With creative names such as “UniQorn”, “The Chameleons”, “NOTA” (None of the Above), and “Bumblebees”, each group took a totally different route towards solving the same project briefing. Ultimately it was the “Bumblebees” that produced the winning solution by proposing a project dealing with the acceptance in greater society by comprehensive sexual education. The solution included working intensively with NGO’s located in three different countries as well as an out of the box funding solution.
Workplace Pride is very grateful to Leiden University for including us in their International Studies program and we feel like we have set the tone for a sustainable inclusion of LGBTI people in many places around the world.
For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Sarita Koendjbiharie, Leiden University at firstname.lastname@example.org.