28/02/2014 | Writer: Kaos GL
The Rainbow Coalition Against Discrimination, which has been formed by 22 LGBTI organizations and Amnesty International, has started a project in collaboration with European Union Sivil Düşün Programme in January 2014.
The Rainbow Coalition Against Discrimination, which has been formed by 22 LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex) organizations and Amnesty International, has started a project in collaboration with European Union Sivil Düşün Programme in January 2014.
An Advisory Committee has been formed under the Rainbow Coalition Against Discrimination to act as the place of consultation for project activities. The Advisory Committee consists of one member from each participant organization. The Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting on 3 and 4 March 2014 in Ankara. During these meetings, the Advisory Committee will discuss the project activities that will be organized in 2014.
LGBTI individuals face discrimination, hate speech, physical, psychological, and economic violence within several spheres of societal life. The Project of Rainbow Coalition Against Discrimination aims to dissolve these problems by strengthening capacities of LGBTI NGOs and activists; strengthening communication and cooperation among LGBTI NGOs; raising awareness about LGBTI rights through campaigns; enabling the effective use of monitoring and reporting mechanisms by LGBTI NGOs and individuals; promoting inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in the new civil constitution by advocacy and lobbying; empowering trans activists within the LGBTI movement by strengthening Trans Network in order to give trans individuals power and authority. The Project of Rainbow Coalition Against Discrimination will be implemented by the 23 participant organizations and European Union Sivil Düşün Programme in close collaboration for four years.
The Member Organizations in the Rainbow Coalition Against Discrimination