The Only Way is Up

Edge Effect would like to thank Maria Holtsberg (Regional Humanitarian and DRR Advisor), Marie Sophie
Pettersson (Gender and Humanitarian Action Programme Specialist in Cox’s Bazar), Devikara (Prim) Devakula (Programme Analyst, Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction) amongst other UN Women staff. We would also like to thank the many individuals who  contributed to the research and learning across the project. This report would not have been possible without the contributions of the ninety-two people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics who shared their time, energy, and experiences with us. We hope that this report does your participation justice. Special thanks to our research partners, Shale Ahmed and Nazmul Haque, from Bandhu Social Welfare Society in Bangladesh, Cristina V. Lomoljo from BDEV in the Philippines, and Gigi Baxter from VPride in Vanuatu: