Project profile — Act Together for Inclusion Fund


Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education (CA-CRA_ACR-3118833292)
2020-05-27 - 2027-01-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (40.00%)
• America, regional (30.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Oceania, regional (5.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (25.00%)
Human rights (15160) (75.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to enhance respect for, and the protection and fulfillment of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited, and intersex (LGBTQ2I) persons. It creates the Act Together for Inclusion Fund (ACTIF), which will finance project initiatives proposed by Canadians civil society organizations working in collaboration with local organizations in developing countries. This project applies a human rights-based approach, including the principles of: (1) equality and non-discrimination; (2) participation and inclusion; and (3) transparency and accountability. It adopts a participatory process to enable the meaningful and ongoing engagement of LGBTQ2I persons and organizations at all stages. Project activities include: (1) establishing a $10.3 million fund; (2) providing training and capacity building to enable organizations to request funding and implement projects in developing countries; and (3) facilitating knowledge exchange between Canadian and international civil society organizations working to advance the human rights of LGBTQ2I people. The project intends to support LGBTQ2I people and communities in developing countries who are facing discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) initiatives implemented by Canadian LGBTQ2I and other civil society organizations to advance the respect for, and protection and fulfillment of the human rights of LGBTQ2I persons in developing countries; and (2) enhanced collaboration between civil society organizations in Canada and in developing countries working to advance respect for, and the protection and fulfillment of the human rights of LGBTQ2I persons in developing countries.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,500,000
Planned disbursement $3,824,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to single-donor funding mechanisms and contributions earmarked for a specific funding window or geographical location
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