Stories of Change

On this page you find Stories of Change as told by LGBTI organisations and front liners from all over the world, organisations that COC partners with. Hear and see how they achieved change at various levels and let their stories inspire you! If a COC partner wants to produce a Story of Change: please contact the country manager.

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Burkina Faso: the transgender community

Story of the creation of a transgender space in a country where transgenders are non-existing. Transgender people in Burkina Faso were provided a space ...
2018

Engaging Micro Finance Institutions with LGBTI Communities:

This narrative is an account of Micro Rainbow International’s experience in designing and delivering financial inclusion programmes for LGBTI people in ...
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

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 ...
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

Burkina Faso: Activities for LBQ women from Ouagadougou

Empowerment of LBQ women and Transgenders in Burkina Faso, through the work of a LBQ organisation in Ouagadougou, which organizes for instance soccers plays, ...
2018

Burkina Faso: Stories of LGBTI people from Bobo Dioulasso

Stories of LGBTI individuals from Bobo Dioulasso, members of association Alternative Burkina, about rejection, love, misunderstanding, discrimination at ...

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 ...

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 ...
2018

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 ...
2018