Many LGBT+ people in Uganda and other East African countries face unbelievable discrimination and violence, forcing them to flee their homes and seek refuge in a neighboring country. They can end up stuck in impoverished and homophobic refugee camps or unwelcoming cities for years, with very little resources or help. Transgender refugees often face additional challenges.
In order to survive, many LGBT+ refugees have no other choice but to resort to dangerous or illegal ways to make money, like sex work. Government neglect and hateful discrimination keep them out of the workforce, even though they want to work and have valuable skills and experience to offer.
All Out members stepped in to help change that:
In partnership with the Refugee Coalition of East Africa (RefCEA) and their SPARK Fund, we gathered business proposals from four groups of LGBT+ refugees – and All Out members helped fund every single business with their donations!
Support LGBT+ refugee-run businesses
In Eastern Africa, government neglect and discrimination keeps LGBT+ refugees out of the workforce. But together, we can help change that. Refugee Coalition of East Africa and All Out gathered business proposals from four groups of LGBT+ refugees. From sandal making to catering, help fund one or more of these businesses today: allout.org/empower Film credits: Film by Creatures of Habit / creaturesofhabit.co Directed by Jen Fearnley Produced by James Lewis Music: "Fly Fly Baby" by Jamie Perera, Courtesy of JPML.agency The LGBTQI SPARK Fund was conceived by Michael B. Clark and is a project of the Refugee Coalition of East Africa. All Out is an international LGBT+ rights group, seeking to build a world where no person will have to sacrifice their family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are or who they love.Pubblicato da The SPARK Fund su Mercoledì 19 dicembre 2018