LGBT VOICE is a registered national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) organization working to advance equality, diversity, education, and justice for LGBT people in Tanzania. We are now working to prevent the passing of a new bill entitled entitled 'The Bill to Prohibit and Control any form of Sexual Relations between Persons of the Same Sex, 2014, to suppress the rights of LGBTI people by ensuring that awareness is spread through the civil society, policy making and donor community
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
LGBT Voice Tanzania needs to be sustainable ensuring equal rights of LGBTI people in Tanzania. a country where no one has to sacrifice their family, freedom, safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. But to make it happen, the LGBT Voice Tanzania office team needs to still be here - Training Activists, organizing dialogue sessions to discuss with MPs, political party leaders and government officials the issues that are facing the LGBT Tanzanians
How will this project solve this problem?
Will be able to stop passing of 'The Bill to Prohibit and Control any form of Sexual Relations between Persons of the Same Sex, 2014, that intend to suppress the rights of LGBT people Tanzania and build a huge and powerful community that fights to change a world where people are locked up for who they love, or are frightened to go on a date because skinhead thugs could be waiting. Our growing power will come from all of us working together. That's the only way to build the world we want to.
Potential Long Term Impact
A strong, sophisticated, and vibrant organization meeting the needs, advancing the rights, and celebrating the lives of Gay, Lesbians, bisexual and Transgender people and communities in Tanzania. We will also be able to generate a large and diverse group of informed and generous supporters giving time, energy, and resources to Gay, Lesbians, bisexual and Transgender issues; and educates the public about the nature and impacts of anti-LGBT discrimination.
Total Funding Received to Date: $16,762
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $56,239
Total Funding Goal: $73,000