Local: a network to promote acceptance of LGBT+ people
Outcome:
human rights
Organization:
City (headquarters):
Wrocław
Voivodeship (headquarters):
dolnośląskie
Dates:
30-11-2022 - 30-11-2022
Status:
in progress
Project cost:
64 805 EUR
Funding:
52 000 EUR
Outreach:
regional
Types of activities:
social actions and campaigns, educational activities, networking
Target groups:
LGBT+, local community

Poland is seeing increased hostility on the part of the Polish government and public towards LGBT+ people. This is the minority that faces the greatest public dislike and discrimination in Poland.

In the first phase of the project, training will be held for 12 local leaders, on conducting homophobia prevention activities. The participants will create a local network and devise a common strategy for action. In the second phase, the people who have undergone the training will prepare and conduct a series of 18 discrimination prevention events in their local communities. The project also envisages a joint venture of a new network of leaders, in which a local community campaign will be prepared and conducted in the public sphere and online. The events and creation of the network will go hand in hand with a bilateral exchange with the Norwegian organization FRI in the form of online meetings and a study tour. The project will employ the Partner’s best practices in areas such as building a strategy for working with local government authorities, managing a network of local offices, or including immigrants in the organization’s activities.

The project will empower and develop local leaders, organizations, and informal groups acting to promote human rights, primarily of LGBT+ people in Dolny Śląsk and neighboring voivodships. A local network campaigning for acceptance of LGBT+ people will also be formed as a result of the project.

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