Capable LGBTI organisations

Capable LGBTI organisations are essential in terms of supporting individual LGBTI people, giving a voice to the LGBTI community and aligning with different players in the broader LGBTI movement. They need to function at an “operational minimum” before they can start doing advocacy effectively.

How do we think this works? Here are a few of our assumptions:
“LGBTI representation is most effective when speaking with one voice” (Letter M in the graphic below)
“For effective advocacy, community-based organisations need a sustainable approach, sufficient capacity (e.g. funds, staff) and skills (e.g. management and advocacy)” (Letter N in the graphic below)

Regional Meeting of LBQ Organisations (Francophone West

In November 2018, 4 LBQ organisations from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Togo gathered in Cameroon, where they were welcomed by a dynamic LBQ organisation ...
2019

The Effectiveness of Change Within AVAF Cameroon

AVAF (Association pour la Valorisation de la Femme) is a lesbian organisation founded in 2015 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. From its inception, COC supported its ...
2019

Cameroon: On the Way to a National LGBT Movement

Despite the high repression against homosexuality in Cameroon, the LGBTI movement is one of the most active in West and Central Africa. About 30 organisations ...

Putting LBQ-Women at the Forefront – the Birth of an

The story on the establishment of the first LBQ-led organisation in Belize and the creation of a culture of empowerment for LBQ-women in the country. This ...
2019

Mobilisation des Femmes LBQ au Cameroun et en Afrique de

Dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre du programme PRIDE (Partenariat pour les Droits humains, l’Inclusion, la Diversité et l’Egalité) du COC Nederland, ...

Caribbean LGBTQI Leadership Academy Pilot Programme

The Caribbean LGBTQI Leadership Academy (the Leadership Academy), with financial support provided by the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) ...
2018

The South African Police Service’s Dignity, Diversity And

In the past years, civil society organisations (CSOs) in South Africa have been working with law enforcement agencies in their respective provinces to reduce ...
2018

Kenya: Advocacy and Policy Engagement by Ishtar-MSM in

Ishtar-MSM engages in advocacy and policy engagement by being the link between the MSM (men who have sex with men) and MSW (male sex workers) community ...
2018

Cameroon: The commitment of champion journalist to

A journalist did facilitate at a training for journalists, organized by our partner Affirmative Action, to have a better understanding about LGBTI issues ...
2018

Senegal: Regional Francophone PRIDE workshop with partners

Movie about the regional PRIDE meeting, organised by COC and PAC-DH in Senegal. This meeting, which proposed also a training about organisational management ...
2018