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 | Feb 15, 2024
Progress report

By Maria Mdenda | Advocacy and Fundraising Manager

LGBTQ+ in Dar es salaam
LGBTQ+ in Dar es salaam

I`m thrilled to provide an update on the progress of our project, which is aimed at addressing the evolving needs of the LGBTQ community in Tanzania. As you are all well aware, our organization, LGBT Voice Tanzania, is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals in the country, and this remains our utmost priority.

Project Implemetation

After observing a noticeable rise in the expulsion of LGBTQ young individuals from educational institutions during our daily activities, we have become concerned about this recurring pattern. Not only does it infringe upon their fundamental right to education, but it also perpetuates a cycle of inequality and impoverishment. Therefore, we have made it a priority to establish educational environments that are inclusive and empower LGBTQ youth to achieve their full potential and make meaningful contributions to a fair and prosperous society, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Subsequently, we have taken steps to challenge discriminatory educational policies that marginalize and exclude LGBTQ students. We firmly believe that every LGBTQ young person deserves equal opportunities in education and career. In order to accomplish this, we are forming partnerships with human rights organizations, groups, and legal professionals who share our vision. By combining our resources and expertise, we are confident in overcoming the obstacles ahead and working together towards a future where every individual has equal access to education and opportunities.
We have dispatched correspondence to various local and international organizations that can aid in urging our government to uphold and protect the rights of LGBTQ individuals, including amending educational policies that prohibit LGBTQ individuals from receiving education in public settings. Additionally, we are in the process of arranging a meeting with stakeholders from diverse sectors to discuss the significance and consequences of such policies, as well as propose solutions. The outcomes of this meeting will then be presented to policy makers

Organizational Challenges

LGBT Voice Tanzania encounters several challenges. However, a major hurdle we currently face is the insufficient funding for our project implementation. Despite our efforts to submit a collaborative funding proposal with our project partners, we were unable to secure the necessary financial support. This setback has impeded our progress and poses a threat to the extent of impact we can achieve. Given this situation, we are now relying on online donations as our primary source of hope to bridge the funding gap..

 Appeal for Funding:

We kindly appeal to your generosity and ask for your financial contributions to help bridge the funding gap and make a significant impact on advancing our mission. Your support is crucial in our efforts to challenge unjust educational policies and create a more inclusive society for LGBTQ individuals in Tanzania. By donating, you will be assisting us in providing essential resources, advocating for legal reforms, and conducting educational programs to raise awareness about LGBTQ rights.
Together, we firmly believe that by collaborating and harnessing the power of collective action, we can overcome the obstacles that lie ahead. Our goal is to create a future where LGBTQ individuals in Tanzania can live free from discrimination, pursue their dreams, and contribute to society just like everyone else.
We sincerely urge you to consider making a donation and joining us on this important journey towards equality and inclusivity.
Your unwavering commitment to our cause is greatly appreciated and will help shape a brighter future for the LGBTQ community in Tanzania.
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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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