This component aims to empower LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) organisations to participate in public life and express the concerns of LGBTI citizens in the region.
Although South Africa has regulations and laws to prevent discrimination against sexual minorities, it does not appear that these progressive values are embedded into broader society.
Across the region sexual minorities are in many ways disadvantaged, stigmatised, persecuted, often physically attacked and excluded from many aspects of economic, political and social participation.
The foundation’s aims are:
- To strengthening social acceptance and participation of sexual minorities in the region, particularly sexually discriminated women
- That LGBTI organisations are able to publicly and effectively promote the acceptance of their concerns.