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Application Deadline: Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangkok Regional Hub is inviting civil society organizations, networks and community-based organizations working on LGBTI inclusion in the Asia-Pacific region to submit grant proposals relating to one of the following three thematic areas:

  • Enhancing LGBTI youth leadership: strengthening the capacity and leadership of LGBTI youth networks to advocate for rights and inclusion; youth entrepreneurship and social innovation; capacity strengthening at national and/or regional level(s).
  • Transgender leadership and advocacy: strengthening policy advocacy and transgender-led programming at national and/or regional level(s) on key topics such as transgender health, depathologization, legal gender recognition and/or violence.
  • Supporting human rights for LGBTI people: improving human rights policies and programmes for LGBTI persons at national and/or regional level(s); strengthening of engagement by LGBTI civil society with human rights mechanisms.

Please visit the call page for more information and to see if you are eligible here.

This initiative is supported by Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific – a regional programme aimed at addressing inequality, violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status, and promotes universal access to health and social services. It is a collaboration between governments, civil society, regional institutions and other stakeholders to advance the social inclusion of LGBTI people. The programme is supported by UNDP, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (Malta), the Government of Canada and Faith in Love Foundation (Hong Kong).

UNDP is the UN’s global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP’s vision is to support countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

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