Generous donors have pledged to match donations made to ILGA-Europe between 26 November and 2 December, giving supporters of LGBTI equality the rare opportunity to double their impact.
Daniela Ferrazza, Researcher at the user experience design agency Fifth Beat (Italy)
I clearly remember the moment we spoke about this project for the first time. It was the morning after celebrations for my 40 years. The evening before, I drunk as I had 20, so I made twice the effort to follow Raffaele’s speech. Hangovers have strict rules.
Who is Raffaele? Who am I? What was the project about?
Stefan Sparavalo, Media&Public Relations Coordinator of Da Se Zna!
We find political participation of LGBT+ people (as well as representation of our community within political parties and their programs) of utter importance for the overall advancement of the position of LGBT+ community in one society.
Monica Panayi, Vice-President of Accept Cyprus
Being an activist in a small country like Cyprus can be a herculean task for both ACCEPT LGBT Cyprus (ACCEPT) and the AIDS Solidarity Movement (ASM). A lot of times, the limited access to funding and resources makes our job extremely difficult. Therefore, creating something for the better good is an important achievement.
Farkhad Musazov, Partnership specialist, Kyrgyz Indigo, Kyrgyzstan.
“I am Here for You”, supported by Creating Opportunities programme, is the project that helps to share stories of LGBT acceptance within their own siblings. These are all life stories about acceptance, love, support and the overcoming of difficulties together.
Laura Piazza - ILGA Europe Senior Campaign & Programmes Officer
There are many ways to tell the story of Creating Opportunities, as many as the number of activists, community members, allies and experts that made the programme possible over the last 4 years.
This report shows where funding is needed and signposts ways for funders to fund LGBTI activists in an ever-more strategic and sustainable way.
We invite LGBTI activists working in Europe and Central Asia to join us in a series of webinars to discuss the findings.
Björn van Roozendaal, ILGA-Europe Programmes Director
We wanted to tell the story of activists and what their needs are. Our new fuding report is the first step...
Today, ILGA-Europe are releasing the Funding for LGBTI activism in Europe and Central Asia: priorities and access to resources report.