Mobilised LGBTI movement

LGBTI organisations need to cooperate to reach their joint goals, while also respecting their diversity. Change starts when they connect, begin exchanging information and become a mobilised LGBTI movement. It is when they are linked to non-LGBTI stakeholders and to broader civil society organisations that change becomes possible in society.

How do we think this works? Here are a few of our assumptions:
“The diversity and complexity of the LGBTI community demands focused and streamlined efforts to reach joint goals. Cooperation between LGBTI CBOs at all levels is essential” (Letter R in the graphic below)
“Support from the broader civil society is essential to create change. This requires networks and collaboration with non-LGBTI stakeholders” (Letter S in the graphic below)

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 ...

Botswana: Raising awareness of stakeholders and mobilization

Rainbow Identity Association’s (RIA) lessons learned process focused on raising awareness on issues of transgender and intersex persons to different ...

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 ...

Haiti: National training for community leaders

How to learn to be a good community leader? Results of a training dedicated to leaders of the main LGBTI organisations in Haiti, which reinforced the skills ...

Belize: 1st Caribbean Regional meeting PRIDE

COC’s partner organisations from Belize, Guyana and Haiti together with representatives from the regional networks ECADE and CariFLAGS gathered for the ...

Malawi: Transforming the discourse around LGBTI

Insights in how CEDEP in Malawi has been engaging with the media and has been able to change the ways (some) media report on sexual orientation, gender ...

Botswana: As The Court Pleases – An Assessment Of

In March 2013, LEGABIBO put a case before the courts to challenge refusal to register the organisation. In November 2014 LEGABIBO won the case at the High ...

South Africa: A trans colleague in the police force

Holding discussions about gender-neutral toilets and following a training helped contribute to the acceptance of a colleague who is a transman in the South ...

South Africa: Integrated Training for Health Care Providers

To read more about the lessons learned open the PDF-document below: LL 40 Integrated Training for Health Care This lessons learned document was developed ...

South Africa: Trans and Gender Affirming Health Care

It starts with the first contact at the front desk: how does the administrator reacts on you? The trainings by Gender Dynamix sentisize all workers in the ...