Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wild Card Wednesday

The Relationship between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development: An Analysis of Emerging Economies

By M.V. Lee Badgett, Sheila Nezhad, Kees Waaldijk, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers

graphWhen LGBT people are denied full participation in society because of their identities, their human rights are violated, and those violations of human rights are likely to have a harmful effect on a country’s level of economic development.  This study analyzes the impact of the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on economic development in 39 emerging economies and other selected countries, and presents findings that demonstrate a link between LGBT rights and economic output. The findings suggest that LGBT equality should be part of economic development programs and policies.
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World AIDS Day at Clinton Center

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Clinton Center will display the single largest traveling section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Colorful and captivating, the panels were hand-sewn by friends and family members of AIDS victims and will blanket the lawn at the Clinton Center. This year's display will feature Arkansas-related quilt panels.
As the sun sets, the Center will host a Closing Candlelight Ceremony that will include remarks from local subject-matter experts who will lead a short discussion about the importance of continued HIV/AIDS awareness and action.  
The World AIDS Day observance highlights the ongoing work of the Clinton Foundation through the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).  CHAI works to improve global health by strengthening health systems in developing countries and expanding access to life-saving treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrhea.   
AIDS quilt display
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closing Candlelight Ceremony
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013
4:30 p.m. 
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