Business and government, respectively, have played leading roles in advancing LGBTI rights at different times and in different countries. In recent years, state actors and government entities have driven significant progress, but we’ve also seen a “progress recession” as politics shift right and government administrations change. Progress is either stalling or receding in many parts of the world. Today, government is dropping the ball. Can the private sector pick it up again, and lead in the human rights space? Are global businesses up to it? How can technology drive and empower their progress and what are the biggest pitfalls for both democracy and the private sector?
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