The main purpose of the initiative is to increase the cooperation between LGL and Icelandic human rights activists in the field of advocating for human rights. The goals of the proposed initiative are as follows: (a) the dissemination of good practice between LGL and Icelandic human rights activists; (b) promotion of bilateral relations between Lithuania and donor country; (c) sharing and spreading the information about partners and their activities in the respective countries.
During this initiative, LGL will use the platform of the “Baltic Pride” 2016” (Vilnius, Lithuania) as a source of practical and expert learning in organising large scale “Pride” events. Also, the participation by Icelandic human rights activists in the events within the framework of the “Baltic Pride” 2016 will foster LGL’s ties and relations with Icelandic non-governmental human rights organizations and human rights activists. LGL and partners will learn how to overcome the institutional, political and social obstacles when organising large scale “Pride” events. The quantitative results will be measured by the number of articles published. The qualitative results will be measured by the increased skills by LGL in organizing large scale awareness raising events.
The role of partner organization will involve the preparation of concept of the “Pride Voices” presentation, active participation in international human rights conference „Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships: Emerging International Consensus and Local Opportunities“ and community fundraising “Gala” dinner, exchange of good practice and fostering the possible cooperation among LGL and donor country during the “Baltic Pride”, that will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania.