Fighting for LGBTQ Rights in Africa

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Fighting for LGBTQ Rights in Africa

Introduction 

Belonging to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community is still illegal in many countries across the world, including countries in Africa. This is a violation of human rights which cause people to face daily discrimination and violence. This project supports LGBTQ activism in Africa to achieve policy change but also to end homophobia at a community level.

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We are working with a new partner who harness and support the creative energy of groups so that change can be led by groups who best understand their context.

We are currently focusing on four initiatives:

Build a Stronger Network Among the LGBTIQ Youth Movement

Good networks will encourage coordinated and collaborative action to give queer youth visibility. The African Queer Youth Initiative will provide platforms and events for LGBTIQ youth to connect and share knowledge, to develop a common agenda, and propose collaborative action.

Develop a More Capable Cohort of LGBTIQ Youth Leaders

Good leaders will encourage sustained work combating homophobia and transphobia in a context appropriate manner. The African Queer Youth Initiative will do targeted development of leadership teams and individuals and expannd the capacity of organizations to implement national and transnational campaigns.

Generate a Strong Knowledge Base on the Lived Experience of LGBTIQ Youth

Good data will enable LGBTIQ youth and organisations to develop recommendations for future actions. The African Queer Youth Initiative will document best practices for interventions with LGBTIQ youth, and develop strong baseline data.

Provide Grants

Grants will support interventions in under-resources geographies and build organisational capacity to manage resources. The African Queer Youth Initiative will create a small grant mechanism to channels resources to LGBTIQ youth organisations.

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It's been a challenging start to 2022 across Africa. We have seen LBTQ women become victims of violence across some African Countries and with it still being illegal in many countries resulting in less support for the LGBTQ+ community has led to high levels of depression during COVID. 

Now life is returning back to normal after the pandemic. We are excited (funding permitted) to be launching the next phase of this project. We have a dedicated partner and team in South Africa that if we secure the funding over the next quarter are ready to start working with key influencers, advocacy groups to start building capacity enhancement through our support team. 

We are hoping to run workshops and provide mentoring for new groups across Africa as the success of this project is in partnerships to build awareness across Africa. In addition to this we have requests for organisational support to improve their support packages for the LGBTQ+ community and we have started to produce resources and training to African communities. 

There is so much more work to do and with future funding to this project we have a robust action plan to really start transforming the way people work and think in 2022! 

 

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Introduction 

In many countries in Africa, being part and supporting the LGBTQ community means living with discrimination on a daily basis. Being denied the rights to express one's identity, facing name-calling, bullying, as well as being denied access to job opportunities, education and healthcare services. Due to the illegality of LGBTQ expression, there is no help from the government which is why many people are afraid to speak up to get LGBTQ rights and end homophobia.

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We have managed to raise $4000 so far and will be onboarding a new partner in the next quarter to provide education and services to a local community. 

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Introduction 

Belonging to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community is still illegal in many countries across the world, including countries in Africa. This is a violation of human rights which cause people to face daily discrimination and violence. This project supports LGBTQ activism in Africa to achieve policy change but also to end homophobia at a community level. We are also dedicated to educating individuals on the stigmas they may face to increase safety and awareness.

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By providing the financial means to advocate for policy change we can ensure that each nation is complying with the human rights related to LGBTQ rights. This will provide a platform for all to have the rights to work on a local level to educate children at schools as well as have workshops to achieve behavioural change. It costs $250 for one workshop for 10 individuals.

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Introduction 

In many countries in Africa, being part and supporting the LGBTQ community means living with discrimination on a daily basis. Being denied the rights to express one's identity, facing name-calling, bullying, as well as being denied access to job opportunities, education and healthcare services. Due to the illegality of LGBTQ expression, there is no help from the government which is why many people are afraid to speak up to get LGBTQ rights and end homophobia

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By providing the financial means to advocate for policy change we can ensure that each nation is complying with the human rights related to LGBTQ rights. This will provide a platform for all to have the rights to work on a local level to educate children at schools as well as have workshops to achieve behavioural change. Once people have the right to be themselves, the need for international protection will be reduced, and people won't be denied basic amenities due to their orientation.

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London, London United Kingdom
$4,527 raised of $20,000 goal
 
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