Global Equality Fund (GEF); Supporting LGBTI rights particularly in Africa (4. phase)
Development cooperation , 08.06.2020

Global Equality Fund (GEF); Supporting LGBTI rights particularly in Africa (4. phase)

Description

LGBTI people and groups are in a vulnerable situation and face discrimination in many parts of the world. Finland has supported the Global Equality Fund (GEF) since 2014. The fund has been proven to contribute to the strengthening of rights of persons and groups that often are in one of the most vulnerable situations in their countries. Through GEF, Finland also supports the implementation of SDGs as regards LGBTI persons in developing countries. The fund is established in 2011 by the United States of America and is governed by the US State Department in cooperation with a NGO Concertium and donor countries. GEF supports programmes that promote LGBTI issues and the rights of LGBTI people globally. GEF supports civil society through the following three areas: capasity building and technical support, support through "Dignity for all" fund and through small grants to local NGO's. The Finnish contribution will be mainly targeted to projects in particular in Africa (among others Kenya, Uganda) that strengthen the principle of non-discriminationas well as the universality of human rights. The beneficiaries will be local LGBTI organisation and other civil society actors in countries in question. The fund will contribute to the strengthening of LGBTI rights, empowerment of LGBTI people and groups as well as providing education on LGBTI issues to governmental actors.

Funding decision  08.06.2020

500 000 €

Target region

Africa

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Human rights 100%

Type of aid

Basket funds/pooled funding

Special target group

  • Gender and sexual minorities

Funding channel

Global Equality Fund

Contact

pol-40

Code for the object of funding

29892352

ID

UHA2020-003883

Modified

05.08.2020