Empower for Better Project

Rightify Ghana is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2020 to help raise awareness of LGBTQI+ issues and empower LGBTQI+ community members in Ghana.
 
For decades, LGBTQI+ Ghanaians have experienced targeted violence and other forms of human rights violations. LGBTQI+ Ghanaians experience blackmail, beating, public outing, suspension from school, loss of employment, and homelessness, among other hardships. The situation is even worse for LGBTQI+ Ghanaians in rural communities where a lack of LGBTQI+ human rights organisations means virtually no support for LGBTQI+ people in documenting abuses against them, accessing psychosocial support, human rights education, or other skills and professional development support. LGBTQI+ are at higher risk of blackmail, job loss, and eviction because of suspicion of their sexual orientation.
 
The Empower for Better Project seeks to build the capacity of the LGBTQI+ community to strengthen ally networks, document and report human rights violations, monitor media reporting on LGBTQI+ issues and amplify LGBTQI+ perspectives about issues affecting their lives. Through these, we hope to better empower our LGBTQI+ community to self-mobilize in tackling pressing issues and develop our own solutions, where possible.
 
What Your Donation Will Help Fund:
 
1. Our Safe Space: Help us acquire and maintain a safe space and office to provide services to LGBTQI+ Ghanaians
2. Our Website: Help build Rightify Ghana's website, which will complement and expand on the organisation's social media presence on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The site will serve as a hub for sharing resources, documenting reports of human rights violations, and publishing in-depth reports on LGBTQI+ issues in Ghana.
3. Our Lobbying Activities: Help cover the logistical costs of advocating against the anti-LGBTQI+ bill, including transportation and publication of informational materials.
4. Our Operations: Help us acquire office equipment and cover operational costs including compensation for staff labor and utilities.
 
Help us to strengthen our organisation to mobilize and empower our community while highlighting issues affecting the LGBTQI+ community through our publications.

Twitter: @RightifyGhana
Instagram: @Rightify_Ghana
Facebook: Rightify Ghana

Photo credits: Mikiodo (IG: @mikiodo); Jason Lalor (IG: @jasonlalor)
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    • $10 
    • 3 mos
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    • $5 
    • 5 mos
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    • $50 
    • 6 mos
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rightify Ghana 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Anima Adjepong 
Beneficiary