Pride in Action (PIA) supports university students and other young people who are marginalized due to their sexual orientation or gender identity through a resource center that offers counseling and health services, an outdoor leadership program and community-building activities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Jamaica. PIA’s activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in a nation’s political, economic and social life.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Raising Visibility and Support Provision: Developing an On-Campus Resource/Drop-In Center and Outdoor Leadership Program For Jamaican Young People With Non-Traditional Gender Identities of Sexual Orientations||Jamaica||2014 – 2018||$342,315||$148,310||600 individuals||4,000 individuals||job skills and enterprise development
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