Yes! The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that provide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) individuals and communities with the tools to empower local movements and communities, prevent, mitigate and recover from violence, discrimination, stigma, and human rights abuses, as well as programs that work to eliminate laws which criminalize LGBTI status and/or conduct.
DRL invites organizations to submit proposals that respond to the Global Equality Fund’s strategic framework, which includes, but is not limited to the following areas:
- Freedom from Violence: Individuals, organizations and communities within the LGBTI community are safe and secure from all forms of violence, including threats, intimidation, harassment, abuse, sexual violence, and psychological or physical harm.
- Access to Justice: Civil society works to ensure that equal protection under the law is extended to the LGBTI community through improved jurisprudence on the human rights of LGBTI people and that the rule of law is fairly and consistently implemented and enforced to affirm and include LGBTI people.
- Empowered & Inclusive Movements & Organizations: The LGBTI community – alongside other grassroots human rights movements –secure their fundamental rights of freedom of expression and assembly.
- Social Inclusion: The human dignity of LGBTI persons is affirmed and protected, and the community is included in economic and human development as equal members of society in line with guidance such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda. Read More