Humanity First Cameroon

Humanity First Cameroon is an association that fights against HIV/AIDS, and defends and protects the human rights of vulnerable people including the LGBTQ community.

Humanity First Cameroon is an association that fights against HIV/AIDS, and defends and protects the human rights of vulnerable people including the LGBTQ community. Grant supports the Women’s Gender and Leadership Unit, which organizes lesbian, bisexual, queer women and women who have sex with women (WSW), especially low-income women who haven’t had the opportunity to complete high school or higher education. They organize for increased recognition and mobilization of LBQWSW women in the Cameroonian LGBT and feminist movement. They provide trainings and advocacy actions aimed at women’s associations and human rights organizations to seek recognition of violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity. They have also previously engaged in sensitization programs targeting healthcare workers and are building a strategy to support women in developing their own revenue-generating strategies.