Addressing the dynamic needs of LGBTQ+ people

by LGBT Voice of Tanzania
Addressing the dynamic needs of LGBTQ+ people
Addressing the dynamic needs of LGBTQ+ people
Addressing the dynamic needs of LGBTQ+ people
Addressing the dynamic needs of LGBTQ+ people

Project Report | Nov 1, 2023
Progress Report for the past ten months

By Maria Mudenda | Advocacy and Fundraising Manager

We are a growing and dynamic organization our work is to promote, support, defend and protect the interests and the general well-being of Gay, Lesbians, bisexual and Transgender people in Tanzania but we can`t do it without our partners, supporters, allies and friends.

I would like to sincerely thank you for joining in our relentless journey towards ensuring equality in Tanzania. Your partnership and support is a tool towards the change we need. You have achieved a milestone with us as we aim to benefit hundreds of LGBTQIA+ individuals next coming months

Financial accountability

Your generosity has empowered us to reach a milestone - $6,354 in ten months! You're not just donors - you're our strongest supporters, champions and friends. Thank you.

Administration costs- $1,500 as a voluntary organization LGBT Voice Tanzania depends on donations for the general operating costs of the organization, which include, office rent, water bill, electricity bills, internet and communication

Programs Costs - $4,854

LGBT Voice Tanzania spent $4,854 to implement its programs in the past ten months. Though the organization was established as an advocacy organization we find it impossible to advocate for LGBTQIA rights without providing direct services to our beneficiaries because every day we receive 3-10 urgent calls for emergency support to LGBTQIA in crisis. This includes immediate shelter, emotional support, relocation and legal guidance. With a spike in crisis calls we are forced to be a charity that transform lives and safeguard rights.

Legal Aid:

This year legal aid turned to be the main need this year because of the increase of unjust arrest, torture and detention. Thanks to our kind and committed lawyers for providing legal aid to 186 LGBTQIA individuals who were affected by unjust arrests.

 Essential trauma counseling services:

Due to the increase of arrests, dentation, torture, and other forms of violence based on sex orientation and gender identity the organization was pushed to provide mental health and wellbeing for the LGBTQ+ community by enhancing access to mental health resources including counselling. Thanks to your support more than 200 individuals were served.

Advocacy and Awareness:

LGBT Voice Tanzania for was formed to create a world where LGBTQIA+ people can thrive free from the limitations of gender identity and sex orientation oppressions, which make the advocacy program the backbone of the organization, but this year`s budget had a downfall and limited our advocacy campaigns.

Training and research:

We do believe that Training and research will help LGBT Voice increase the critical thinking and problem-solving skills but we are tied up with the budget limitations and could not implement anything, kindly support us today

Future plans:

The lessons learned from this year’s events is an alarm that we have to:

1. Improve and increase access to legal services for the LGBTQ+ community who have faced unjust arrests.

2. Improve and increase mental health and wellbeing for the LGBTQ+ community by enhancing access to mental health resources including counseling.

3. Invest in research and trading for data based solutions.

Needs:

For LGBT Voice Tanzania to build a strong, vibrant future for the LGBT+ community, meeting the needs, advancing the rights, and celebrating the lives of Gay, Lesbians, bisexual and Transgender people and communities in Tanzania, there is a need for increased funding up to $100,000 a year.

Kindly continue supporting us in creating a safe and inclusive Tanzania for all. Your contribution can help in accelerating our advocacy programs, awareness campaigns, and support services

We are forever indebted to you for your support.

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Organization Information

LGBT Voice of Tanzania

Location: Dar es salaam - Tanzania, United Republic of
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @lgbtvoicetz
Project Leader:
Grace Haule
Dar es salaam , Dar es salaam Tanzania, United Republic of

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