In the first quarter of 2017, another 8 projects receive funding, adding up to a total of almost € 35,000 funded. Our funding helps to:
- organize sports events for LBT women in Uganda and Serbia;
- set up an LGBTI shelter in Malawi;
- hold a labor conference and a trans* cultural festival in Russia;
- produce a legal guide for community members in Iraq and the Kurdistan region;
- develop an LGBT-themed educational toolkit for schools in Poland;
- increase bi-visibility in Slovenia.
TransParent from Croatia participated in multiple panels, telling the trans* story from the parents’ perspective. They organized several lectures regarding trans* and intersex issues, as well as gender identity, launched a website, and advocated for trans* human rights.
Furthermore, they attended Zagreb Pride with multiple other trans* parents, for most of whom this was the first time joining the event and showing their pride about their children.
LBT women's football initiative FemSlam from Serbia organized the first series of activities funded by us. The photo to the left was taken at a workshop bringing together LBT women from all over.
Participants discussed their personal experiences and the challenges they encounter when organizing and participating in sport in their own communities. Other topics included the obstacles they face in community building, how to empower each other, and how to create more space for trans* and intersex individuals in their teams. Also, they played a friendly football match.
Pakasipiti Zimbabwe combined fun and sports with LBT rights; they organized soccer tournaments, while also giving workshops and trainings focused on safety and security.
Furthermore, they collected experiences from professional football players following a group discussion on ‘gender verification testing in sport.’
Solace Brothers Foundation (SBF) in Ghana worked together with LGBT community members to develop a training manual for current and future community leaders. Up until now they trained 20 leaders representing LGB members and civil organizations, while even more participated in the development of the manual. SBF expects to continue the trainings and expand these activities to other regions across Ghana.