Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela

La Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela is an organization whose objective is to educate, train and inform on values ​​for the fulfillment of the human rights of the populations that receive the least support within society and civic and social identities.

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La Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela is an organization whose objective is to educate, train and inform on values ​​for the fulfillment of the human rights of the populations that receive the least support within society and civic and social identities. They achieve this by sharing the realities and needs of the LGBTI community in Venezuela with the national and international community. They post educational informatio non various topics of human rights and current affairs in Venezuela, including the part of nature and what New Models of Families are referring to on their website, social networks and on their radio show, Radio Reflejos. These mediums allow the Foundation to share information in educational, informational, private and public, national and international places, and mainly to LGBTI families and individuals for their support. The initial project of the Foundation is that of “Transpasemos las Barreras” aimed at bringing to the attention of Trans and Intersex people everything from social, psychological and family support to the hormone therapy process. For the achievement of this objective, their main slogan is:“No soy distintX no me trates distintx,” or “I am not different, so don’t treat me differently.”

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La Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela es una organización cuyo objetivo es el de educar, formar e informar en valores humanos para el cumplimiento de los derechos humanos de la población que se ha mantenido sin apoyo dentro de la sociedad y de las identidades cívicas y sociales. La principal manera de realizar el objetivo parte del hecho de ser la comunidad LGBTI la que llegue al colectivo nacional e internacional y lograr la adhesión de dicha sociedad a la realidad y necesidad de la población LGBTI. La educación e información se apoya en su página web, redes sociales y dentro de ella la Radio Reflejos en diversos temas de derechos humanos y de la actualidad venezolana, incluyendo la parte de la naturaleza y lo que a Nuevos Modelos de Familias se refiere entre los que se encuentra la homoparientalidad. Este medio informativo acerca a la Fundación a lugares educativos, informativos privados y públicos, nacionales e internacionales y principalmente a familias y personas LGBTI para su apoyo, el proyecto inicial de la Fundación es el de “Transpasemos las Barreras” dirigido a la atención de las personas trans e Intersex que requieren desde la orientación social, psicológica y familiar hasta los pasos de protocolo de hormonización. Para el logro de su objetivo general señala el lema principal “No soy distintX no me trates distintx”.

Campaign for Change

Campaign for Change (CfC) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that exists to improve the situation of most marginalized communities, especially sexual and gender minorities (Intersex) regarding education, health, employment, equal and active participation and Human Rights work.

Campaign for Change (CfC) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that exists to improve the situation of most marginalized communities, especially sexual and gender minorities (Intersex) regarding education, health, employment, equal and active participation and Human Rights work. The main goal of the organization is to empower and advocate for the rights of Intersex and also support the government in addressing the rights of intersex people in Nepal. Since 2016, they have worked for the rights of Intersex people in Nepal and have a loose network of more than 35 in different places in Nepal.

Associacao Brasileira de Intersexos (ABRAI)

Associacao Brasileira de Intersexos (ABRAI) was formed in 2015 from a group of intersex people with the mission of bringing visibility, informing, educating, and supporting intersex people and families.

Associacao Brasileira de Intersexos (ABRAI) was formed in 2015 from a group of intersex people with the mission of bringing visibility, informing, educating, and supporting intersex people and families. It meets intersex individuals’ need for social protection that the government and the medical class fail.

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West Africa Trans Forum (WATF)

West Africa Trans Forum (WATF) is a network of Trans * people and/or groups led by Trans, intersex and non-conforming * people in West Africa

West Africa Trans Forum (WATF) was founded in June 2017. It is a network of Trans * people and/or groups led by Trans, intersex and non-conforming * people whose work requires a strong movement both nationally and regionally because they face a great threat in issues of violations and discrimination. The mission of WATF is to address violence, stigma and discrimination against trans people in West Africa and Cameroon through regional advocacy and awareness raising, to ensure trans specific healthcare and HIV care & treatment through sensitization of healthcare workers and key state and non-state actors and to improve the capacity of individuals and organizations through small grants and capacity strengthening initiatives.

alQaws for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society

Active at every level of society, alQaws supports resilient LGBTQ communities and leads a critical social engagement with sexual and gender diversity.

Founded in 2007, alQaws is the leading Palestinian LGBTQ organization working directly with Palestinian civil society to create a sustainable, persistent, community-based social change movement. Active at every level of society, alQaws supports resilient LGBTQ communities and leads a critical social engagement with sexual and gender diversity, challenging deep-rooted misperceptions and sparking new, locally relevant discourse. alQaws’ programs in three primary work areas–individual support, community, and social change–empower community members to become engaged in activist, arts and cultural, education and institutional initiatives; they also organize community members to spark change in LGBTQ-inclusive health, education, and media. Their activities include a National Hotline with a new team dedicated to supporting transgender individuals, regular “Hawamesh” community gender and sexuality discussion events, a training-of-trainers program that prepares a new generation of community organizers working with influential civil society partners, and direct in-depth training of leaders in key Palestinian institutions, such as human rights and youth organizations and schools. In 2013, alQaws embarked on an innovative initiative to reach Palestinian youth through alternative music and pop culture, an effort that brought together over 70 community members, well-known Palestinian singers, and music technicians to collectively write and produce gender and sexuality focused songs. Since then, they have continued to increase the visibility of their creative vision in new local media-focused cultural change initiatives, and expand their reach into established professional and educational sectors. Today, alQaws runs working spaces and active programs in diverse locations that unite fragmented Palestinian communities together across city hubs and rural areas. Drawing from a wealth of activist, professional, and creative capacities, alQaws is promoting alternative approaches to sexual and gender discourse and visibility in Palestinian society, paving the road for a social justice movement in which LGBTQ rights are recognized and accepted as integral to broader sexual and human rights.  

Mujer y Mujer

Mujer Y Mujer pushes the traditional meaning of “woman.”

Mujer Y Mujer was created in 2003 to challenge the social and political visibility of lesbian women, united by the vital need to build community, develop leadership and influence against a backdrop of violence, discrimination and privatization of both public spaces as the body and sexuality of women. Mujer Y Mujer pushes the traditional meaning of “woman.” Since 2009 they’ve championed the leadership of bisexual women and transgender people. They also celebrate ethnic and generational diversity while their community initiatives strengthen the working class. The organization is run by volunteers due to lack of resources for LGBT groups in Guayaquil and LBT activism in particular. They strategically promote the creative role of women and LGBTI + in the integral development of more just and equitable societies; enhancing their political voices from their desires and resistances. Their slogan: Free to Be, Decide and Demand, represents the 3 axes of their philosophy.

Verein Intergeschlechtlicher Menschen Österreich (VIMÖ)

VIMÖ has started educating NGOs, the anti-discrimination agency of Vienna, and politicians about intersex issues.

VIMÖ started in 2013 as a self-help group, and quickly moved to build partnerships and engage in public education and political lobbying. The primary conduit for its political engagement is the Platform Intersex Austria, a coalition of activists from LGBT groups and other NGOs and political institutions, which VIMÖ helped to establish. Through the Platform, VIMÖ has started educating NGOs, the anti-discrimination agency of Vienna, and politicians about intersex issues. Its advocacy focuses on the right to bodily integrity and the highest degree of health care and information, de-pathologization, state support for the rights of inter* people (looking at name change, adoption, marriage, and legal gender markers), and public funding for peer support and research on intersex issues. VIMÖ conducts outreach via public events and social platforms, and provides peer support and advice for inter* individuals and their relatives through monthly self-help group meetings and one-on-one counseling. The group also engages individual doctors and other health workers to provide more sensitive care and referrals. Through its partnership with Platform Intersex Austria and HOSI Salzburg, VIMÖ hosted Austria’s first inter* conferences in 2014 and 2015.

MediaJustice (formerly Center for Media Justice)

The Center for Media Justice fights for racial and economic justice in a digital age by advancing communication rights, access, and power for all communities harmed by persistent inequality and oppression.

The MediaJustice (formerly the Center for Media Justice) fights for racial and economic justice in a digital age by advancing communication rights, access, and power for all communities harmed by persistent inequality and oppression. Launched in 2009, MediaJustice envisions a future where under-represented communities have the power to create the media and communications environment they need to win justice in a changing world. The MediaJustice recognizes that inadequate access to communication technologies speeds up and worsens racial discrimination, expands the carceral state and surveillance structures, and further criminalizes Black, migrant, indigenous, LGBTQI, and low-income communities. Centering the power of narrative within movements for racial and economic justice, MediaJustice houses the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net): the largest formation of constituency-based organizations that collaborates for communication rights, access, and power. Since 2008, MAG-Net members have successfully collaborated with partners across movements to win open internet protections, reduce interstate prison phone rates, block destructive corporate media mergers, and modernize low-income Lifeline programs that connect millions of low-income households to faster broadband service.

SPARK Reproductive Justice Now

SPARK envisions a future where communities in Georgia and the South have resources and power to make sustainable and liberatory decisions about their bodies, gender, sexualities, and lives.

SPARK envisions a future where communities in Georgia and the South have resources and power to make sustainable and liberatory decisions about their bodies, gender, sexualities, and lives. Based in Atlanta, SPARK aims to queer the Reproductive Justice movement and uplift people of color living in the Trans experience. Successfully bringing a racial justice and queer liberation framework to the reproductive justice movement in Georgia and the Southeast, they believe that the Queer and Trans youth of color living in the South have a unique experience of reproductive violence, and body and gender oppression. In particular, this requires them to go beyond the traditional focus of access to abortion and contraception. Working with communities that face daily obstacles of homelessness, displacement, poverty, immigration surveillance and detention, inaccessible health care and inadequate health insurance, and stigma against people living with HIV, SPARK creatively uses collective action, policy advocacy, leadership development to create impact and empower their base.

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR)

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) launched as a campaign in 2012 after long-time New York City grassroots organizers saw the need to build a comprehensive multi-sector coalition.

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) launched in 2012 after long-time New York City grassroots organizers saw the need to build a comprehensive multi-sector campaign to end discriminatory and abusive policing. CPR itself is comprised of over 70 member organizations and runs coalitions of up to 200+ groups to win campaigns that strengthen community infrastructure and promote racial justice and community safety, while holding police accountable for respecting the rights and dignity of all. In spite of the decrease in reported street stops in NYC, “Broken-windows” and other abusive policing continues to target low-income communities of color, particularly immigrants, young people, homeless, public housing residents, LGBTQ and gender nonconforming people, women, and people with disabilities.

Opposing the current lack of transparency and accountability within the NYPD, and the disproportionate amount of resources spent on policing, CPR envisions a transformed New York City where safety does not rely on criminalization policies or come at the expense of human rights, but instead supports community infrastructure through affordable housing, quality education and healthcare, youth services, and living wage employment opportunities.