How Remote Work Platforms Can Empower Nepal's LGBTQ+ Talent

Sunita Chhetri

11/29/2023 12:00:00 AM

Nepal has a very progressive attitude towards the rights of LGBTQ+ compared to other countries in South Asia. In 2007 Nepal became a beacon in South Asia by officially recognizing the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals providing legal protection against discrimination by the Supreme Court of Nepal. It includes decriminalization of homosexuality, the right to self-identify their gender and access to equal rights. (Knight, 2023)

In spite of significant progress, various obstacles and social stigma persist in promoting diversity and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ members. In recent years, remote work platforms have emerged as a powerful tool for fostering inclusivity. They provide individuals from marginalized communities, including the LGBTQ+ community, to find fulfilling employment opportunities and contribute to society in multiple ways. We can explore these emerging remote work platforms and the advantages of hiring a talented and diverse group.

Remote Work for the LGBTQ+ community:

Inclusive Workplace:

Remote work prioritizes skills and qualifications over personal attributes, fostering a more inclusive job market where individuals can find opportunities based on them without any limitation or bias.

Access to a Global Opportunities:

Remote work opens doors to the global job market. It provides an avenue for LGBTQ+ individuals to access job opportunities from companies worldwide, expanding their horizons and providing opportunities to finding fulfilling careers.

Clear Schedule:

Working within the Remote work sector can lead to a more balanced work life and a stable work environment, which can contribute to positive mental health and helps to maintain good work-life balance.

Inclusive Culture and Personal Growth:

Remote work can help an organization to embrace and promote cultural diversity which helps build a warm and welcoming workplace. This kind of environment benefits personal mental growth and wellbeing.


Hiring LGBTQ+ Talent

Diverse and Cross culture environment:

LGBTQ+ individuals bring forth diverse values, cultural sensitivity and diverse perspective. This variety of vantage points has potential innovative solutions to face any given challenges. It improves cultural competency and reduce unconscious bias.

Enhanced Reputation:

Companies that prioritize diversity and inclusion are often viewed more positively by customers and clients. Many jurisdictions have laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Building an inclusive workplace that comprises talents from all diverse orientation helps organizations comply with these legal requirements. This can lead to increased brand loyalty and a broader customer base.

Talent Pool Expansion:

By actively hiring from the LGBTQ+ community, companies can tap into an underutilized talent pool. This can be especially advantageous in fields where there is a shortage of skilled professionals.

Retention and Engagement:

A diverse and inclusive remote teams can lead to higher retention rates and increased employee engagement and morale, as employees feel valued, supported which leads to comfortable work experience and longevity.