SOCIAL INCLUSION PRACTITIONER IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & HUMANITARIAN SECTORS
From 2023, Lana Woolf will be working as an independent consultant to support humanitarian and international and local development practitioners and organisations, along with their Civil Society Organisation / Rights Holder Organisation partners. My work intends to increase your skills, knowledge and practice on the inclusion of under-represented groups.
Change around the globe is happening at an accelerated rate, with under-represented communities (e.g.,Women, People with disabilities and people with diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities, Expressions and Sex Characteristics aka LGBTIQ+ people) left behind or left out. Many of our current systems and policies aren’t functioning in the current climate, or designed to place people and communities at the heart of the solutions. I want to live in a world where people, community, organisations and governments can come together to creatively tackle our toughest challenges, and spark the change to create the futures we want.
Lana Woolf co-founded of Edge Effect, an organisation focused on the inclusion of people with diverse SOGIESC in humanitarian and development contexts. She has more than twenty-five years experience working in the margins, and with people with intersecting oppressions including First Nations / Indigenous communities, refugee and migrant women and women with very low socio-economic statuses, People with Disabilities, and people with diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities, Expressions and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC).
Her new challenge is to work in intersectional ways to ensure that people in all their diversity, are not left behind.
Commission on the Status of Women Side Event 2022 Leaving No One Behind: Ensuring Inclusive SRHR in Climate Justice Initiatives
Out of the Margins: An intersectional analysis of disability and diverse sexual orientation, gender identity, expression & sex characteristics in humanitarian and development contexts
Building Stronger Equality Movements: Managing Backlash Against Women’s and LGBT+ Rights Movements in the Commonwealth 2020
Down By The River: Addressing the Rights, Needs and Strengths of Fijian Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Response