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Project Title: Trainer – Entrepreneurship Training of LGBTI Persons
Post Level: National / International Consultant
Type of Consultancy: Individual Consultancy
Expected start date: June 2019
Period of assignment/services: 3 Months
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people in the Caribbean face legal, social and economic barriers to full inclusion and enjoyment of their human rights. Despite positive developments regionally, including increased attention and funding to address some of these issues and models of anti-discrimination policy and law, there remains much work to be done to guarantee equality of LGBTI people under the law and to ensure protection from violence and discrimination as well as equal access to services. Punitive laws and practices have a critical impact on the enjoyment of human rights, health as well as on social and economic development more broadly. Punitive laws, policies and practices contribute to pervasive stigma and discrimination, which can lead to hate crime, police abuse, torture and ill-treatment, and family and community violence.
In recognition of the importance of acting on these issues and the connection between securing the rights of LGBTI people and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for the region, the United States Government-supported Being LGBTI in the Caribbean Project was developed. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Project, which is being implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP, is a partnership between the two agencies, and builds on the lessons-learned from the similar Being LGBT in Asia initiative. The project aims to enhance knowledge, partnerships, and capacities of LGBTI communities, civil society and States to reduce human rights violations and negative attitudes towards LGBTI people in the Caribbean. There will be country level focus in Jamaica, Barbados, St. Lucia and Grenada, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti, as well as regional activities and dialogues. The project will seek to increase access to justice for LGBTI persons, through the promotion of LGBTI inclusive public policies; increased representation of LGBTI in national and regional fora; and by addressing stigma and discrimination.
The project has three main objectives:
- To develop and disseminate knowledge, strategic information and evidence on the impact of inequality and exclusion of LGBTI people
- To support the meaningful engagement of governments (supported through national and regional dialogues)
- To develop the capacity of LGBTI Community Groups through enhanced coordination, increased access to existing tools, transfer of knowledge and concrete actions to address stigma & discrimination
Rationale for Training
BLIC-Jamaica conducted a Capacity Assessment with LGBTI Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in 2018 to determine their capacity to adequately fulfil their organizational mandate. Following this assessment, CSOs identified key areas in which they require assistance to grow and develop. As such, BLIC-Jamaica aims to initiate a series of training workshops geared at building the capacity of six CSOs in four key areas.
*Training dates have not yet been confirmed, it is anticipated that the training should be undertaken between June and July 2019
Scope of Work:
Please review the TOR attached for the detailed Scope of Works.
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