Tools and Strategies

Toolkits, guidelines and strategies from development agencies, embassies and global human rights institutions.


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Speaking Out Speaking Out

Date added: 10/16/2014
Date modified: 10/16/2014
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Speaking Out68 pages, February 2014

The last decade has seen an unprecedented rise in the levels of discrimination, harassment and violence directed towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in sub-Saharan Africa. This toolkit is designed for use by LGBTI activists, individuals and organizations in the sub-Saharan African context. It is intended to equip activists with some of the key concepts and tools around advocacy so that they can effectively persuade others that the human rights of LGBTI people are worth protecting.

The Norwegian Government’s action plan - Improving quality of life among LGBT persons 2009 - 2012 The Norwegian Government’s action plan - Improving quality of life among LGBT persons 2009 - 2012

Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 09/03/2012
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In 2008 the Norwegian Government took a number of steps to safeguard social diversity and to strengthen efforts to combat discrimination.

The goal is a society characterised by openness, tolerance and inclusion. By means of this action plan the Norwegian Government wishes to place the LGBT perspective in all policy areas and in the ministries involved. Besides that they wish to integrate knowledge concerning the needs and challenges of the LGBT group in the various public services. LGBT persons are entitled to a school without the risk of bullying and violence. Threats of forced marriage must be met with offers of support and counselling. In working life, safety representatives and employers must acquire the necessary knowledge to deal with exclusion and bullying.

The Right to a Better Life The Right to a Better Life

Date added: 03/12/2013
Date modified: 03/12/2013
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The 2012 strategy for Denmark's development cooperation. The strategy has three main objectives:

  • The objective of Denmark’s development cooperation is to combat poverty and promote human rights, democracy, sustainable development, peace and stability in conformity with the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and United Nations conventions on human rights.
  • Danish development cooperation shall contribute to advancing Denmark’s interests in a more peaceful, stable and equal world. Denmark’s development policy is thus a central and integral element in Danish foreign policy, where it is recognised that developing countries are not merely affected by development policy initiatives, but also by measures in other policy areas.
  • The objective referred to in section 1(1) is pursued through partnerships with developing countries and within the framework of internationally recognised principles and goals for development cooperation, as well as principles for humanitarian aid.

Toolkit for Schools Toolkit for Schools

Date added: 05/23/2013
Date modified: 05/23/2013
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GALE school toolkit2011, 98 pages.

GALE Toolkit Working with Schools 1.0. Tools for school consultants, principals, teachers, students and parents to integrate adequate attention of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics in curricula and school policies.

Until now, it is very rare to see mainstream organizations focus on LGBT issues in schools. Most initiatives to improve our schools are initiated by LGBT grass roots organizations or professional organizations which are rooted in the LGBT movements. That is why this version of the toolkit focuses in part on suggestions for activist organizations on how to access schools. However, just 'dropping' information and model curricula in schools and hoping school will use them, usually does not work. To make sure the tools for schools are tuned into the needs and possibilities of a school, and of an adequate quality to ensure a significant effect, we need to work with the schools themselves. It is this LGBT & straight collaboration we are focusing with in this toolkit.

The toolkit has five parts:
1. Project implementation tools
2. Tools for managers and authorities
3. Tools for staff
4. Tools for students
5. Tools for parent

Toolkit to promote and protect the enjoyment of all Human Rights by LGBT people Toolkit to promote and protect the enjoyment of all Human Rights by LGBT people

Date added: 06/11/2012
Date modified: 09/03/2012
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An operational set of tools for staff in the EU Headquarters, EU Member States’ capitals, EU Delegations, Representations and Embassies to be used in contacts with third countries, as well as with international and civil society organisations, in order to promote and protect the human rights enjoyed by LGBT people within its external action.

The toolkit (2011) seeks to enable the EU to proactively react to cases of human rights violations of LGBT people and to structural causes behind these violations. The document lists the priority areas of action: 1) Decriminalisation, 2) Equality and Non-Discrimination, 3) Support and Protection for Human Rights Defenders. Besides that the Headquarters and EU Missions in partner countries have various tools and actions at their disposal, also using existing instruments and guidelines (see page 8-13). Annex 2 is also interesting as it includes elements for analysis/checklist of a LGBT human rights situation (page 17-22).

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