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.
NEXUS Youth Network held its first Unity Cup Badminton Tournament in Semarang, Indonesia. 36 people participated in the tournament, which also marks the launch of an independent, community-led badminton club. With our funding, this club enables LGBTI people to practice their sport in a safe environment. In the long run, NEXUS hopes to increase visibility of LGBTI people and their acceptance within Indonesian society.
Association pour la Valorisation de la Femmes (AVAF) in Cameroon organized several educational, sports and recreational activities over a ten-month period. More than 300 lesbian women participated, which significantly exceeded expectations. Educational talks focused on several relevant topics, such as coming out, sexual relationships between women, and genital mutilation.
L’initiative Mawjoudin pour l’égalité established a multifunctional social space in Tunisia. Around 10-15 people visit this space on a daily basis, and they can be themselves and socialize with others. Also, every month Mawjoudin organizes workshops and hosts bi-monthly music and cinema clubs. The space also functions as an office, which can also be used by partner organizations and self-employed community members.