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East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, UHAI-EASHRI, is an indigenous activist fund based in Nairobi, Kenya. It provides flexible, accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of sexuality, health and human rights in the East African region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) with a specific focus on the rights of […]

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Mindy Michels

Mindy Michels manages Freedom House’s Dignity for All LGBTI Assistance Program from Washington, D.C. Dignity for All provides emergency assistance; security, opportunity and advocacy rapid response grants (SOAR grants); and security assessment and training to human rights defenders and civil society organizations under threat or attack due to their work for LGBTI human rights.

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Fabrice Houdart

Fabrice Houdart is human rights officer at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights New York who works on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. His team leads the United Nations’ Free & Equal campaign to promote global LGBTI rights.

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Fund for Global Human Rights

The Fund for Global Human Rights has made recent grants to groups working on LGBTI rights in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Contact John Kabia at jkabia@globalhumanrights.org and Tony Tate at ttate@globalhumanrights.org.

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Arcus Foundation

The Arcus Foundation is a charitable foundation focused on issues related to LGBT rights, social justice and conservation. Contact Social Justice Program Vice President Jason McGill or Global Religions Program Director Randall Miller.

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OutRight Action International

OutRight Action International (formerly known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) is a U.S.-based international nongovernmental organization that addresses human rights violations against LGBTI people. It has an office in Johannesburg that works on sub-Saharan LGBTI rights. Contact the New York headquarters.

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Pan Africa ILGA

Pan Africa ILGA is a federation of organizations in Africa that work to improve human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity expression. It is based in Johannesburg.

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Alternatives Cameroun

Alternatives Cameroun, based in Doulala, Cameroon, works on sexual minority rights in the country. Contact Yves.

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