Lesbian Connection [Anonymous] is an initiative from Tanzania, operating under the wings of a larger NGO. They operate underground because being LGBTI can be dangerous in the country.
Identifying as a lesbian organization is too dangerous and the pressure to remain invisible is high. The local lesbian community does not form a strong movement, because they are silenced and scattered.
With our funding, Lesbian Connection aims to bring these community members together to form a strong voice. They do this by organizing workshops focusing on feminist themes. By handing out evaluation sheets after each workshop, they identify which women share the same values. Eventually, a review team tries to discover which of the women are lesbian women and brings them together to form a strong movement. At the end of the project, the movement registers as an NGO.