Although the only laws used to discriminate against LGBTI people in Tanzania are archaic provisions of the penal code related to sodomy, in practice discrimination against this minority group is widespread and deep-rooted. Although verifiable data on the scale of this discrimination does not exist, anecdotal evidence suggests that anyone who openly identifies as an LGBTI person puts themselves at risk of losing their job, access to government services including health care,family ties.
All donations will be used on the efforts to prevent the passing of a new bill to suppress the rights of LGBTI people by ensuring that awareness is spread through the civil society, policy making and donor community about the negative implications of such a move, and generate more broad-based support for the LGBTI community in Tanzania from all sections of society through careful, incremental public education initiatives.
We believe that without the anti-LGBTI law Tanzania will be a better and safe for LGBTI people to live ,enjoying their fundamental human rights, accessing all services without discrimination based on gender identity and sex orientation. Donations to this project will have the potential to create a strong, sophisticated, and vibrant organizations meeting the needs, advancing the rights, and celebrating the lives of LGBTI people and communities in Tanzania
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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