Sierra Leone

Global Rights’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Initiative has had a two-year field-based presence in Sierra Leone since 2011. Based on the increasing skills, pluralism, and visibility we see in LGBTI civil society there, we believe that the opportunity exists to build on the foundation we created earlier in Nigeria (2006) to increase their capacity to better advocate for the rights of the LGBTI community. 

Building on our previous work in Nigeria, Global Rights equips and strengthens LGBTI and mainstream human rights activists and organizations to expose abuses directed against individuals based on their real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

By helping local partners to monitor and document human rights abuses, challenge discriminatory legislation or to mitigate its impacts, and promote and protect human rights for LGBTI individuals, we aim to expand the reach and effectiveness of existing human rights protections for this marginalized and vulnerable population. 

 

Publications

Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Access to Health Care and Violence/Bias: A Sierra Leone Case Study | 2013 (English)