In India, transgenders and men who have sex with men (MSMs) are often denied their basic civil- and human rights. With our funding, Mithra Foundation is setting up Self Help Groups to empower and unite them. So far, various seminars were organized, including one focusing on human and civil rights. After this seminar, legal rights kits were handed out to the participants, containing useful information on how to obtain their rights.
Marina and Marina had to flee from Donetsk, located in Eastern Ukraine. When they arrived in Kiev, Insight was able to shelter them. The two women successfully integrated in in their new hometown and Insight assisted both with finding a job in LGBTI friendly companies. One is working as a medical worker and one is a trade representative. Insight told this couple is now also quite active in Kiev’s LGBTI community. Great project results so far!
City Glass Kenya facilitated a three-day workshop for young LGBT community leaders amongst the large amount of refugees who mainly come from Uganda, Burundi and Congo. Together they composed a survey that will be conducted amongst young LGBT refugees in the Nairobi area. With this survey they aim to determine what is needed to improve the safety and quality of their life inside refugee camps.
No less than 12 new projects in 10 different countries are supported by PlanetRomeo Foundation in the last quarter of 2015. These projects are helping to strengthen local LGBT communities in 3 cities in Macedonia, launch an online counseling website for LGBTs in Algeria, set up safe spaces in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cameroon, and organize LGBTI themed educational activities at schools and universities in Mexico and Pakistan. A full overview can be found in our Supported Projects section. The total amount of funding this quarter adds up to almost €50,000, a new milestone for PlanetRomeo Foundation.