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HCSS has launched the LGBT Military Index, the first ever global ranking of countries by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members in the armed forces.
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The LGBT Military Index ranks over 100 countries in an instant, transparent, systematic, and comparable overview of 19 policies and best practices. The Index is an invaluable resource for policymakers, stakeholders, and advocates interested in promoting greater inclusion of LGBT personnel within armed forces. Advancing diversity is critically important for defense organizations to survive and thrive in the 21st security environment.
The HCSS study spearheads a new generation of research on LGBT service. Valuing the differences of individual service members and integrating them into the way the armed forces work is a matter of dignity and human rights for those willing to risk their lives for their country. But it is more than that: it is a matter of military effectiveness. Later this year, HCSS will publish a report on a strategic vision for the future of LGBT inclusion in armed forces.
Today at a meeting of the NATO LGBT Working Group in Stockholm, Karin Enström, Swedish Minister of Defense, spoke to delegates from around the world on the importance of inclusion in the military, stressing that "diversity is an absolutely basic premise for a modern armed force." HCSS strategic analyst Joshua Polchar was also present.Read more
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Traditioneel is het iets waar de krijgsmacht niet mee te koop loopt: homosekualiteit binnen de gelederen. In Nederland is het officieel geaccepteerd. Maar dat wil niet zeggen dat Nederlandse homo-militairen op uitzending in een land als Afghanistan er voor uit kunnen komen.Read more
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is proud to present 'LGBT Military Personnel: a Strategic Vision for Inclusion', from the creators of the LGBT Military Index.Read more
This Annex lists the variables, measurements and sources used in the Poster Peace and Conflict Across Time – an OverviewRead more
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Bill Gates was so impressed with the HCSS "Peace and Conflict Across Time" poster that he shared it with over four million followers on Facebook and Twitter yesterday. The poster assesses long-term fluctuations across various types of conflict, presenting findings in a set of easily to understand infographics.Read more
HCSS in the media
On February 20th, HCSS launched the LGBT Military Index, the world’s first ranking of inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender personnel in armed forces. The LGBT Military Index ranks over 100 countries in an instant, transparent, systematic, and comparable overview of 19 policies and best practices.Read more
On 20th February, HCSS will launch the LGBT Military Index, the world's first ranking of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender personnel in armed forces.Read more
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies is preparing to launch the LGBT Military Index, the world’s first ranking of armed forces by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender service members.Read more
HCSS is producing the first ever global index of LGBT participation in armed forces. Using a range of indicators on LGBT inclusiveness, HCSS analysts have scored and ranked over 100 countries.Read more
On October 24th, Joshua Polchar will present 'LGBT in the Armed Forces: An International Perspective' at the OutServe-SLDN 2013 International Leadership Conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender personnel in armed forces.Read more
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