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.

 

 
 
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.
Somaliland: Theatre to promote peace and understanding Somaliland: Theatre to promote peace and understanding IREX Europe ran a series of drama-based activities across Somaliland to promote peaceful co-existence. Working with partner Kow Media Corporation from Hargeisa, a drama team travelled through six regions in Somaliland exploring tribalism, radicalisation, community tensions and other drivers of conflict in the region. Following each show, the theatre troupe organised sessions using traditional spontaneous poetry blended with modern discussion techniques to promote critical thinking about Somaliland’s challenges.
Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam in Bangladesh
Bangladesh : Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam Bangladesh : Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam IREX Europe Mobile Documentary Cinema on Democracy and Islam in Bangladesh project produced a documentary video looking at key issues confronting youth in the country. The video was then be circulated to villages to spur discussion.
Central Asia: Fostering a Culture of Human Rights Central Asia: Fostering a Culture of Human Rights The Fostering a Culture of Human Rights in Central Asia project, funded by European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights funds (EIDHR), aims at advancing the rights of women in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan by equipping journalists with the skills necessary to raise awareness of their situation and hold policy-makers to account