presentation by Kees Waaldijk (professor of comparative sexual orientation law at Leiden University)
for Session A on Friday 21 May 2021 (16:00 – 17:00)
at the "LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion Conference 2021"
The recorded long version of this presentation is now online, and consists of two parts (each with its own weblink):
- Part 1 (15 minutes; featuring a moving bubble chart, visualizing in what years since 1992 some 80 countries around the world adopted legislation explicitly prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in employment, and how international law has reinforced this global trend): https://video.leidenuniv.nl/media/t/1_jiu0iuyw
- Part 2 (37 minutes; exploring the factors that have contributed to the strong global trend presented in part 1, and the reasons why there is scope in more countries to work towards adopting laws that prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in employment): https://video.leidenuniv.nl/media/t/1_qytk06b6
The data for this presentation are based on the annual State-Sponsored Homophobia reports of ILGA World, https://ilga.org/state-sponsored-homophobia-report, and on Kees Waaldijk's Global Index on Legal Recognition of Homosexual Orientation (GILRHO). Many thanks to many people who helped in collecting these data. A full description of the methodology of GILRHO, and an analysis of its interaction with GDP per capita, can be found in the article: MV Lee Badgett, Kees Waaldijk & Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, ‘The relationship between LGBT inclusion and economic development: Macro-level evidence’, 120 World Development (August 2019) p. 1-14 (available in open access at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.03.011, including in Appendix A under “Download Spreadsheet” the provisional 1966-2011 dataset of the Global Index on Legal Recognition of Homosexual Orientation, GILRHO).