The project helps expand the capacity of NGOs in the Baltic States by enhancing ongoing cooperation, sharing experience and knowledge with the Nordic partners. The project partnership will seek to employ the successfully established framework of cooperation including Amnesty International Denmark since 2009 with the view of comprehensively responding to the current social challenges faced by LGBTI communities both on national and regional levels. We aim to strengthen the capacities of LGL (Lithuania), Mozaika (Latvia) and the Estonian LGBT Association (Estonia), to stay proactive and fostering change in the current context of growing populist anti- gender and anti-LGBTI rhetoric.
The project is twelve months in length. It will be launched in mid-August 2021 by a kick- off meeting during the Human rights forum at World pride Copenhagen on discussing the rich history of two decades long Nordic-Baltic cooperation and future perspectives on LGBT human rights in the participating countries. In the end of September, 2021 the representatives from all partner organizations will attend the main event of the project in Vilnius (Lithuania) – international one day conference to promote the LGBT families’ equality. Finally, the participating civil society organizations will share the good practices on mainstreaming non-discrimination at municipal level during the international Baltic Pride 2022 summit Proud Cities on June 3, 2022 in Vilnius.
The total number of direct project beneficiaries is app. 300 individuals, while the total number of indirect project beneficiaries is app. 10,000.
LGL representatives participated in the WorldPride and EuroGames festival in Copenhagen
The project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Lithuania.