LGBTIQ+ connecting to allies in Tunisia to promote equal rights
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 5: Ligestilling mellem kønnene
- Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
- Mål 11: Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund
- Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- L'initiative Mawjoudin pour l'egalite
Overordnede mål :
The overall goal of the intervention is: To support the process of transforming the Tunisian society towards more acceptance of diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIE), and to contribute to the efforts towards equal rights for LGBTIQ+ individuals in Tunisia.
Umiddelbare mål :
- (SO1) Reduce minority stress and increase levels of self-acceptance among Lesbians Gay men Bi/Pansexuals Trans* Intersex Queer (LGBTIQ+) people in Tunisia. - (SO2) Mobilize the LGBTIQ+ community in Tunisia to reach out to new allies (Doctors, Health providers, teachers, professors, lawyers, jurists, journalists, politicians..) in order to promote equal rights for LGBTIQ+ individuals.
'- LGBTIQ+ individuals - LGBTIQ+ allies -
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, Queer and gender non-conforming (LGBTIQ+) individuals in Tunisia are stigmatised, marginalised, and suffer persecution and discrimination. The fundamental vulnerability and discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people in the wider society, in legislation and policies as well as the failure of the respective governments to advance the rights of LGBTIQ+ people informs the overall goal of this intervention, namely to support the process of transforming the Tunisian society towards more acceptance of diverse Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression, and Sex Characteristics (SOGIE), and to contribute to the efforts towards equal rights for LGBTIQ+ individuals in Tunisia. The main approach to be used in the intervention builds on the LILO methodology. LILO stands for Looking In Looking Out, and the LILO methodology offers opportunities for the empowerment of stigmatised people to challenge both self-stigmatisation and societal stigmatisation, while also increasing their individual self-efficacy and building a sense of community needed to support them in their activism. The methodology contains a range of customised processes, through which individuals are empowered to take action – i.e. to build organisations and movement.