In Belize, it is often difficult for marginalized persons, including those with non-traditional gender identities or sexual orientations, to access the services they need and more fully participate in their local communities and economies. The IAF supports community-led approaches to promoting civic participation and creating inclusive societies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our grantee partner, Our Circle (OC), manages the first full-service Resource Center in Belize, where marginalized communities can safely access counseling, services, education, and networking opportunities and raise awareness of their rights among their peers and the general public.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Improving access to resources for the LGBT Community in Belize||Belize||2019 – 2021||$130,000||$229,200||800 individuals||5,000 individuals||civic engagement
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