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As discrimination has an economic cost, ending harassments and exclusions at work against the LGBTQIA+ community is a vital step at their inclusion in the mainstream society. Comment.

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

2. As discrimination has an economic cost, ending harassments and exclusions at work against the LGBTQIA+ community is a vital step at their inclusion in the mainstream society. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

A document released on Wednesday by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on “Inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) persons in the world of work” recommended member countries, employers’ organisations and representatives of workers to launch social protection programmes to remove barriers that LGBTIQ+ persons face in the society.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the discrimination and injustice faced by the LGBTQIA+ community at work and steps needed to end it.

Directive word: 

Comment- here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by stating that even though LGBTQIA+ people are given legal backing by abolishing section 377, they are still at the bottom of the hierarchy when it comes to basic human rights within the unit of family and society.

Body:

First, state that the social media campaigns and corporate ads for an inclusive society with respect to LGBTQI+ community have only been to a limited urban population. Many LGBTQI+ persons and their families face the economic costs of their sexual orientation.

Next, write about the steps that are needed to end their harassment and exclusion at work.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.