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Leave No LGBT Adolescent s Behind for Sustainable Society

LGBT Adolescents Health and Rights are Human Rights

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What specific problem(s) are you trying to address?

Every day we are inspired by the stories our adolescent’s girls and young women share with us. Our job is to fuel their passions by giving them the protection, support, knowledge, skills, and tools they need to turn their inspirations stories into real world that change lives forever. Since there is a lack of LGBT adolescents awareness, the project is aiming at the coordination of advocacy at local level, organize events, and institutions intended to build the capacity of the organization to address a number of policy and programmes areas while enhancing the capacity of Congolese and South African Health and Rights to advocate for the rights of the LGBT adolescents community in Democratic Republic of Congo and Sooth Africa.

What are some of your unanswered questions about the problem(s) you are working to address?

This environment makes it difficult for LGBT adolescents to access health services and indirectly increases their vulnerability to negative health outcomes including HIV infection.

Explain Your Idea

Adolescents Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Congolese’s and South Africans fear they will experience discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo have a complex and diverse history regarding adolescents LGBT health and rights. Adolescents LGBT South Africans and Congolese’s continue to face considerable challenges, including social stigma, homophobic violence (particularly corrective), and high rates of HIV/AIDS infection. Corrective rape, which involves violating someone in a bid to "cure" them of being gay, has become a critical human rights issue in South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo and killings over recent years. But it is not only girls who are affected by corrective rape. Although even fewer boys than girls report the problem due to the shame, humiliation and fear of victimization that ensues, incident numbers are thought to be fairly similar. The project will address a number of objectives: Advocacy and human watchdog role, active citizenship, Democratic values, including human rights, promoted, Provision of welfare and basic services. The project will contribute towards a number of outcomes: Advocacy campaigns on crucial human rights issues implemented, Increasing advocacy and watchdog roles of NGOs and awareness raising campaigns. We believe that the end of AIDS is possible if there is more focus on key populations.

Name the three most important ways that your idea will address your identified problem(s).

We will plan to realize increased fulfilment of health and human rights of adolescents LGBT girls and boys and accessible adolescents LGBT-led or informed comprehensive quality services in in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and Lubumbashi, Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An urgent action is need to stop this hate crime on adolescents LGBT people, This urgent project will serve as a great tool to inform practical solutions in addressing the issues that are faced by adolescents LGBT persons living in South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo. The project will be designed, created, protected and managed to deepen the Leaving Not One Behind standing in their communities as valuable resources of health & human rights.

How is your idea unique?

The Outreach Social Care Project (OSCAR) is a non-profit organization, which supports adolescent’s girls, women and LGBT people in Lubumbashi, the capital of Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo and KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa. The organization has the capacity to work across sectors, drawing on its own experiences in the education, protection, human rights, and health of adolescent’s girls and women. As a grass-roots non-profit organization, We came together to inspire and commit to actions that have empowered all adolescent’s girls and women, especially those who have been marginalized; and in order to collectively tackle the root causes of inequality, injustice, poverty, health, education and human right issues. Outreach Social Care Project has worked with close in partnership with United Nations agencies, Government Departments, Private Sectors, Civil Society and Non-governmental organization for scale up, accountability and sustainability.

What are some outstanding concerns or questions that you have regarding your idea?

South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo are facing an alarming situation where adolescents LGBT are experiencing discrimination, had been punched, hit, kicked or beaten; experiencing violence from a family member; and had been raped or sexually abused, it will be very regrettable if we will be unable to secure funding to implement this urgent and unique idea in both countries.

Who are your end users?

South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo will be empowered to launch and manage sustainable LGBT project in their communities, thus enabling them to put their knowledge into action and increasing their role as human rights, gender equality, and advocate, educators in their communities. An adolescent’s girls group meets on a regular basis and is open to adolescent’s girls and women aged 10- 18 years. The aim is to create a safe and affirming space for adolescent’s girls and boys to share experiences and to provide support.

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • South Africa

What is the primary type of emergency setting where your innovation would operate?

  • Armed conflict
  • Other

Tell us more about the emergency setting that you intend to implement in

While L, G, B, and T are usually tied together as an acronym that suggests homogeneity, each letter represents a wide range of people of different races, classes, ages, socioeconomic status and identities. What unites them as sexual and gender minorities are common experiences of stigma and discrimination, and, specifically with respect to health care, a long history of discrimination and lack of awareness of health needs by health professionals.

What is your organization's name?

Outreach Social Care Project

Tell us more about you.

The Outreach Social Care Project is genuinely concerned and committed to ensuring that our communities have sustainable and healthy livelihoods while recognizing the importance of gender equality, Social inclusiveness and human rights, environmental and conservation and the role it plays in our lives. The organization will be focused also on sustainable livelihood for youth and young women in the rural areas. Child headed household Girls and young women are primary caregivers. Girls and young women are biologically, economically and socially more vulnerable than men, boys and girls and young women without access to income, land, and food are more likely to be forced into situations that place them at risk: HIV/AIDS, abuse, prostitution..

Organizational Characteristics

  • Women-led organization
  • Youth-led organization
  • Displaced person / refugee-led organization
  • Locally/community-led organization

What is the current scale of your proposed innovation?

  • Regional - within countries in 1 geographic region

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Expertise in Sector

  • Yes, for more than a year.

Organization Location

South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo

What is your organizational status?

  • Registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.

What is the maturity of your innovation?

  • Early Stage Innovation: exploring my innovation, refining, researching, and gathering inspiration.

Website

www.oscarprojectsa.wix.com/oscar https://www.facebook.com/OutreachSocialCareProjectOscar/

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Hi Patrick Newton Bondo and team!

An important reminder, Refinement Phase closes this Thursday, October 26 at 11:30pm PST.

We can only consider complete submissions, so please make sure that you have reviewed the Feedback and Refinement Phase Checklists and answered all of the questions on the platform. Note that we added one more multiple choice question to the end of the form.

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