Project profile — Support to the Multi-Donor LGBTI Global Human Rights Initiative (GHRI)

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Support to the Multi-Donor LGBTI Global Human Rights Initiative (GHRI) - Overview
USAID - United States Agency for International Development
2020-03-20 - 2024-03-31
Country / region • Asia, regional (33.33%)
• America, regional (33.34%)
• Africa, regional (33.33%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Human rights (15160) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project supports the multi-donor LGBTI Global Human Rights Initiative (GHRI), which works to help protect LGBTI people in developing countries from violence, discrimination, stigma, and criminalization. The GHRI is a five-year (2019-2024) public-private partnership that leverages financial and technical contributions from multiple parties, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea), the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, and Civitas Public Affairs Group. USAID is also responsible for managing the GHRI and overseeing the work of the implementing partner, Astraea. The GHRI currently works in four regions (Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eurasia and Europe) with the potential to expand. The GHRI’s activities focus on the following objectives: (1) conducting research and data-collection to inform policy; (2) supporting social and behavior change communications (SBCC) and related capacity building to reduce stigma; (3) advancing projects in focus countries (i.e., the “most difficult” contexts based on violence, discrimination, stigma, and criminalization); and (4) providing emergency response to LGBTI individuals and organizations..

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced inclusiveness of policies and programming in focus countries through expanded research and data collection on the realities of LGBTI persons and communities; (2) reduced marginalization and stigma of LGBTI people and communities in targeted countries through implementation of SBCC; (3) increased access to support (operational and financial) to help counter violence, discrimination, stigma, and criminalization for local LGBTI persons and communities in focus countries; and ( 4) increased timely and efficient emergency response provided to LGBTI individuals and organizations in need by implementing organization and partners.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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