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  • Grant

    Innovate and Learn Grant

  • Target Groups

    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
    • Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly

    Impact Themes

    • 01
      Increased Access to Resources and Employment
    • 02
      Improved Access to Social Services, Health and Education
    • 03
      Space for political participation
  • Lead organisation

    Amount Funded

    160,000 EURO

    Project Duration

    01 Feb 2017 - 31 Jan 2018


  • Organisation

    Positive Vibes is a Namibian registered trust that has been operating nationally since 2008 and in the South Africa region since 2012. The organisation currently employs 25 staff and has a functioning network of some 100 consultants operating at the community level or at the regional level. Positive Vibes has two offices in Namibia that serve the region.

    Positive Vibes’ main area of expertise is capacity development. Fifteen different participatory methods, aligned to the organisation’s Freireian philosophy, are used to build capacity in CBOs, NGOs and networks. From 2009 to present, some 70,000 people have been reached.

  • Project

    This project aims to deepen its understanding of the results and impacts of their previous programmes and projects implemented across 16 African countries, which addressed issues around identity and awareness of Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual-Intersex (LGBTI) people.

    This project wants to contribute to the reduction of self-stigmatisation, social stigmatisation and discrimination of LGBTI groups in rural Uganda together with three partner organisations. The project uses three methodologies to address marginalisation of LGBTI: 1. Looking in, looking out (LILO-identity) which is designed to unpack feelings, needs and desires, and to help participants to make choices and plans for themselves. 2. LILO Key Population which deepens understanding of LGBTI people in general and provides tools to incorporate LGBTI in policies. 3. LILO Voice which is to advocate, influence others and build social movements. Therefore, this project intends to find out the overall outcomes and impacts with the utilisation of the Inside-Out Approach and methodology in LGBTI individuals and organisations.

  • Learning Questions
    • Has personal change and development (as catalysed by LILO Identity and LILO Voice) in the specific context of rural Uganda taken place? Are individuals enabled to assert voice and rights in the immediate personal sphere and more widely among family, friends and community? And how has this contributed to the overall outcome?
    • Have the interventions strengthened practice in civil society organisations, specifically LGBTI organisations, and met the requirements to support the integration of one or more LILO methods and the sustainability of the methodology within the organisation? Has this impacted on the outcomes and has it impacted on movement building?
    • Have programme activities changed attitudes and practices among duty bearers and service providers (including religious, traditional and government works as a result of participation in LILO Key Populations) and has this contributed to the overall outcomes?
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