Looking in before looking out: strengthening the capacity of LGBT persons and their organisations in rural Uganda
Projekt D (1 - 3 mio)
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- Positive Vibes Trust
- Queer Youth Uganda
Overordnede mål :
To contribute to the reduction of self-stigmatisation, as well as societal stigmatisation and discrimination of LGBT people in rural Uganda
Umiddelbare mål :
Immediate Objective 1: To reduce minority stress and increase self-efficacy amongst LGBT people in rural Uganda Immediate objective 2: To stimulate organisational strengthening of the three partner organisations (QYU, HRI, RHFM) Immediate objective 3: To increase agency of LGBT individuals to address societal stigmatisation and discrimination and to assert their space in their communities Immediate objective 4: To build more effective alliances with clan leaders, religious leaders and health personnel to address societal stigmatisation and discrimination
The primary stakeholders are LGBT people of rural Uganda, the three Ugandan partner organisations, QYU, HRI and RHFM, Positive Vibes and LGBT Denmark. The secondary stakeholders are other donors and projects in Uganda working with the same target group. These include, amongst others, HRAPF, Chapter Four, Frontline Defenders, RFSL, LLH, AJWS, Wellspring Advisors, UHAI, USAID and the Global Equality Fund. These stakeholders do not have a high influence on the project, but it is important to keep them informed, especially in order to avoid duplication of interventions and avoid double-funding. The Royal Embassy of Denmark is a very important stakeholder. They have already supported our work during the mapping project and participated in one of our follow-up workshops in Lira and invited us to a meeting at the embassy to present our findings to representatives from other embassies and agencies. They are interested in promoting human rights for all through careful diplomacy, which is in line with this project. Their importance to the success of the project is low, but they are an important ally in other regards and thus need to be kept informed regularly. Similarly, other foreign embassies and High Commissions (i.e. USA, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Netherlands, Norway), as well as the EU Commission are interested in the promotion of human rights and need to be equally informed about the project, as they are in important ally. Consultations with representatives have already been made during the mapping project. It is important to keep other LGBT+ organisations informed and ensure that their members participate in the trainings. Religious and community leaders, clan leaders, local authorities, police, health care providers and the media are also potentially threatening to the project. Friendly-minded representatives of these groups will be invited to LILO KP training sessions. Others will be targeted indirectly through LILO Voice.
Lesbiske, bøsser, biseksuelle og transkønnede (LGBT) personer i det landlige Uganda lever en marginal tilværelse hvor de bliver diskrimineret af deres familier, samfund og offentlige institutioner, og hvor realiseringen af deres seksualitet og kønsidentitet er ulovlig. Dette fører ofte til selv-stigmatisering, lavt selvværd og minority stress. En kortlægning af situationen for LGBT personer og organisationer i det landlige Uganda foretaget i 2015-16 konkluderede, at de i første omgang har behov for støtte til at håndtere denne diskrimination og de psykologiske problemer, som følger med. Sammen vil LGBT Danmark og Positive Vibes, en syd-baseret organisation med betydelig erfaring fra arbejde med LGBT rettigheder i 16 lande i Afrika, afsøge mulighederne for at støtte LGBT organisationer i det landlige Uganda med udgangspunkt i PVs LILO metoder og de fælles erfaringer fra et andet samarbejdsprojekt i Tanzania. Intentionen med denne partnerskabsindsats er et længerevarende samarbejde.