Excluded populations of young people with non-traditional gender identities or sexual orientations face violence and barriers to participation in their communities, which often results in emigration. Asociación Lambda (Lambda) works to improve the livelihoods of this marginalized group by providing technical assistance to community groups on management, governance, leadership and entrepreneurship skills. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Guatemala. Lambda’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Building new leaders and promoting citizenship from the base||Guatemala||2017 – 2020||$226,600||$126,535||100 individuals||500 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
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