Posted in: 2021/01/29
The inclusion of the LGBTQIAP+ population in the job market is still hindered by lack of opportunities and prejudice. Data indicates that the hiring (or lack thereof) of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite, transgender, queer and intersex people is a real problem in Brazil.
Only 10% of trans people in the country participate in the formal labor sector. For the other 90%, there are few options as a source of income, forcing a large part of this population to resort to prostitution, according to data from the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (Antra).
The scenario could be different if more companies worked with inclusion, opening their doors to receive trans people in the job market and embracing the equity of sexual diversity.
Illustration: Michigan Health Lab
Measures of representativeness and inclusion need to be put into practice by companies, both in their hiring and in welcoming these people. Some of them are:
It is important to remember that the criminalization of LGBTphobia was a recent measure in Brazil, taken only in 2019. We are the country that kills the most people from this part of the population. Prejudice against LGBTQIAP+ people is still a strong characteristic of Brazilian society.
Therefore, public policies, legal guarantees, and affirmative action are necessary to ensure the visibility of these groups in society and eradicate violence and prejudice against them.
But the actions of companies are also essential to change this picture and facilitate the entry of these people in the labor market, enabling employment, income, and better living conditions.
Check out some news about the inclusion of the LGBTQIAP+ community in the job market and understand more about the subject:
The UN’s Free & Equal campaign video shows the high cost that the exclusion of transgender people brings to society as a whole: The price of exclusion
*Synergia Socioambiental, in partnership with Transempregos, always seeks to expand its diversity and equity. All our opportunities to hire professionals are also shared on the platform, aimed at the Trans public.*