Stories of Change

Watch the inspiring Stories of Change from LGBTI activists, organisations and front-liners from all over world! Get a deeper insight into how they have achieved changes at various levels and how our vision translates into reality.

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Decriminalization in Malawi

CEDEP engaged with the Ministry of Justice of Malawi and the Malawi Human Rights Commission to discuss and address the decriminalization of homosexuality ...
2019

Making Space in Malawi for Rainbow Voices

LITE was established in 2016 and registered in 2018. It started by conducting needs assessments with lesbian, trans and intersex community people in Malawi ...

Understanding Each Others’ Struggles

Recently Zimbabwe has seen an increase of emerging LGBTI organisations who were either created under or with the support from GALZ and SRC. The current ...

Safety Training for LGBTIQ People in Malawi

Human rights activists in particular LGBTI activists are not safe in Malawi. Although the LGBTI movement has grown significantly in Malawi, it does not ...

Building Capacity for LGBTI Research in Ethiopia

An anonymous activist from Ethiopia gives an update on the involvement of Ethiopian organisations in regional research on LGBTI. This Story of Change is ...
2019

Health Care Activism for LGBTI people in Ethiopia

An anonymous activist gives an update on current health activism in Ethiopia. This Story of Change is an illustration of the PRIDE programme. ...

From Data to Change

A Story of Change on a coordinated research with LGBTI organisations in Southern and East Africa regions where 23 LGBTI organisations from 9 countries in ...

The East African Transgender Movement

The EATHAN network of transgender organisations has been developing from an initiative, and idea in 2015 to a stronger, unified network of 18 organisations ...

Celebrating Lesbian Visibility Day in Bobo Dioulasso

In a context where LBQ women are invisible and threatened by the majority of Burkinabe society, it is a challenge to gather and be visible. Most LBQ women ...
2019

Movement Building in Burkina Faso

Since 2017, different LGBT organizations have emerged in Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso. Through the PRIDE program, those organizations received their first ...

Economic Empowerment of LGBTI in Ghana

Watch the inspiring story of how Solace Initiative, an organisation based in Ghana, has enabled LGBTI people in the country to work towards self-economic ...
2019

Building Self-Esteem and Understanding Sexual Orientation

This video presents the testimonies of young gay men and lesbian women who participated in a training on self-esteem. Through those trainings, the people ...
2019