Gender Equality

IREX Europe works internationally to promote the rights of women and to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons.

We support LGBTI organisations and our work has ranged from providing training in digital security, to creating counselling support services, to implementing new media campaigns among citizens to raise awareness about LGBTI and their rights.

Promote the rights of women

Our work in this area includes:

  • Legal Help seminars and online resources as a rapid response mechanism for organisations ‘at risk’.
  • Tailored in-house training in organisational management, digital security, internet marketing/virus marketing tools, as well as physical security.
  • Training of trainers for LGBTI psycho-social service providers, who can then go on to train activists, social workers, students, and volunteer psychologists.
  • Providing travel grants for regional organisations.
  • Supporting artistic and cultural events.

 

 
 
Med Media Project: Towards media sector reform in the Southern Mediterranean region Med Media Project: Towards media sector reform in the Southern Mediterranean region MedMedia Programme aims to reinforce the role of the media in the target countries to act as vectors for democratization and contribute to the development of a more public service oriented media landscape in the Southern Mediterranean. The project also aims to contribute to the creation and development of a public sphere in the region.
Somaliland:  Interactive Theatre for Peace Somaliland: Interactive Theatre for Peace Building upon IREX Europe’s two successful theatre for peace projects in Somaliland, IREX Europe will continue work with its Hargeisa-based partner Kow Media Corporation to promote peaceful dialogue on community issues.
Kenya:  Theatre to Promote Peace and Understanding among Kenyan and Somali communities Kenya: Theatre to Promote Peace and Understanding among Kenyan and Somali communities IREX Europe, in partnership with the Kenyan Community Support Centre, is implementing a project which helps disenfranchised youth address and work through conflict and community tensions using theatre. Our team uses Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT) which is a special Forum Theatre methodology that creates a safe space allowing discussion of normally taboo subjects such as the drivers of conflict, women’s rights, radical Islam, and many others.
Somaliland:  Interactive Theatre for Peace Somaliland: Interactive Theatre for Peace IREX Europe will continue work with its Hargeisa-based partner Kow Media Corporation to promote peaceful dialogue on community issues. The project, funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, targets 48 Somali communities in the 6 regions of Somaliland utilising Drama for Conflict Transformation methodologies. IREX Europe and its partners have successfully implemented the methodology with Somali communities in Kenya, in Indonesia and in Central Asia.
Lebanon:  Youth Community Empowerment Program Lebanon: Youth Community Empowerment Program The IREX Europe Youth Community Empowerment Program, funded by Global Opportunities Fund of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, is a targeted intervention to address the causes of radicalization among young people in Lebanon.
Kenya: Learning theatre to promote peace and understanding among Somali communities Kenya: Learning theatre to promote peace and understanding among Somali communities IREX Europe, in partnership with the Kenyan-based NGO Somali Aid Foundation (SAF), is implementing a project aimed at disenfranchised youth which uses theatre as a vehicle for youth to express their views and frustrations on key issues including poverty, lack of access to education and gender issues, among others. The project targets the Somali youth population in the Nairobi suburb of Eastleigh and in the refugee camp of Hagadera.