A survey of LGBTI organisations across Europe and Central Asia finds they face significant challenges in the face of growing anti-LGBTI forces, and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
The report, entitled, “Funding To Meet Changing Realities – LGBTI Organisations on the State of Funding in Europe and Central Asia, Survey 2021”, based on survey responses from 300 LGBTI organisations across Europe and Central Asia finds that:
– About one third of LGBTI organisations operate on yearly budgets under 20,000 Euro, whilst engaging in a wide variety of activities to simultaneously serve their communities and advance laws and policies to protect LGBTI people’s human rights
– Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations across the region stepped up to fill the gaps by providing services to LGBTI people that should have been provided by public authorities
– Every second LGBTI organisation in the region experiences stress and burnout due to not being able to meet the needs of LGBTI people coming in for help
During this webinar we discussed the results of a survey held amongst nearly 300 LGBTI organisations in Europe and Central Asia about the state of funding and resources to support their work. We created space to engage around the findings of this report and explore the rich data in this report with LGBTI activists.
Read more about the report at https://ilga-europe.org/resources/ilga-europe-reports-and-other-materials/funding-meet-changing-realities-lgbti