Although Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, many Ecuadorians face such discrimination in their daily lives, particularly when they seek health care, education, and employment. The IAF supports community-led efforts to promote inclusion through increased economic opportunity and civic engagement. Our grantee partner, Mujer & Mujer (M&M), promotes civil rights and rising incomes among marginalized communities in Ecuador’s coastal provinces through training, organizational strengthening, and the provision of seed capital to small businesses.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|The Rainbow Effect: A project for economic autonomy and human rights||Ecuador||2019 – 2021||$102,720||$97,500||320 individuals||300 individuals||civic engagement
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