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Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas

by Pathways to Safety International Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas
Help American LGBTQ Victims of Violence Overseas

Summary

This project will enable us to provide 24/7/365 support to LGBTQ Americans who have experienced violence in foreign countries including sexual assault, domestic violence and targeted hate crimes. Support includes funds for emergency needs, transportation expenses, medical expenses, counseling and legal support.

$50,000
total goal
$48,294
remaining
45
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

75 countries in the world still criminalize same-sex sexual acts, and more countries that criminalize 'homosexuality' in other ways, subjecting individuals to dangers, risks, abuses, harassment and violations on the basis of their gender and sexuality. This puts American LGBTQ travelers at great risk when traveling abroad. If sexually assaulted, or victims of a hate crime, it may not be safe to report to law enforcement, obtain medical treatment or press charges against their perpetrators.

Solution

In response to an increasing number of American LGBTQ travelers calling our hotline for assistance after being victimized abroad, we have a need for enhanced response to the needs of this vulnerable population. All staff recently underwent a training on responding to LGBTQ victims and we have two full time case managers that identify with the LGBTQ population. With a more robust response, we can better assist LGBTQ with emergency needs after an assault and help them navigate to safety.

Long-Term Impact

We will provide extensive services to 30 LGBTQ victims of sexual assault, hate crimes and interpersonal violence while traveling or living in a foreign country. Services include danger to safety relocation, legal assistance, cash for immediate needs, counseling and long term case management. Case managers will help the victims navigate foreign systems safely preventing re-victimization.

Resources

http:/​/​www.pathwaystosafety.org
Pathways To Safety International Website

Organization Information

Pathways to Safety International

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pathwaystosafety.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Founder
Portland, OR United States
$1,706 raised of $50,000 goal
 
53 donations
$48,294 to go
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