How do we fund our work?

Principles and Recommendations to advance LGBT human rights

How do we fund our work?

Donor countries should be careful about making development aid conditional on the advancement of LGBT rights. This can, and has, backfired in the past.

Donors should not be prescriptive, but understand local contexts and listen to advice from local organizations on the ground.

LGBT organizations need to be strategic in identifying donors, and understand their respective conditions and agendas.

Reliance on a single funder should be avoided, to prevent being subject to shifting changing donor interests.

Defining long-term goals can communicate the vision of the society we are helping to build.

We need to demonstrate how our work contributes to overall social cohesion to make our projects more appealing and fundable.