LGBTQ+ care and support in the Eastern Caribbean

by EASTERN CARIBBEAN ALLIANCE FOR DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY (ECADE)
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean
LGBTQ+ care and support  in the Eastern Caribbean

Summary

In countries where same-sex intimacy is a crime, LGBTQ+ people are often last to receive support locally. Your donation will ensure food and mobile communications for vulnerable LGBTQ+ people. Many are unable to earn a living in tourism or the informal sector as COVID-19 decimates the economies of the eastern Caribbean islands. You can help ECADE and its network uphold the dignity and independence of LGBTQ+ people in the EC facing an often intolerant community.

$8,500
total goal
$1,771
remaining
70
donors
1
monthly donor
5
months

Challenge

LGBTQ+ people experience stigma and discrimination at home, school in healthcare and in the workplace. The absence of state protection and employment security heighten the fear and decreases access to shelter and food. The COVID19 pandemic has flatlined the tourism industry, which employs a huge number of gay people. Others already living and working in the margins have been further pushed into the shadows, putting them at greater risk.

Solution

ECADE will ensure survival of LGBTQ+ people who have lost employment and have difficulty accessing meals, shelter and healthcare because of the crash of the tourism industry. This project will provide care packages of food and toiletries, basic income support and utilities including mobile credit for emergency communication. We will work with organisations on the ground in the eastern Caribbean to provide direct assistance to those in most urgent need.

Long-Term Impact

This project will unite and inspire greater support for the LGBTQ+ community and increase access to services, equality, equity, justice and economic sustainability. ECADE supports LGBTQ+ organisations across 9 countries in the Eastern Caribbean with somewhat similar needs and capacities. This project will support their work to eliminate all forms of stigma and discrimination, rippling out to improve the lives of all LGBTQI+ people.

Resources

http:/​/​www.ecequality.org
ECADE Website
ECADE Facebook
ECADE Instagram

Organization Information

EASTERN CARIBBEAN ALLIANCE FOR DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY (ECADE)

Location: GROS ISLET - Saint Lucia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @EC_Equality
Project Leader:
Eastern Caribbean Alliance
Castries, Saint Lucia
$6,729 raised of $8,500 goal
 
76 donations
$1,771 to go
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