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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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

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

Collaboration with the Police in times of Crisis in

In May 2017, members of the LGBTI organisation CAMFAIDS based in Yaounde in Cameroon, were assaulted and attacked by people from the neighbourhood. Here ...

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 ...