Canada announces funding for LGBTQ+ projects in LICs

At the Vancouver Pride Festival on July 31, 2022, Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of International Development, announced CA$9 million (US$7 million) for three projects supporting marginalized LGBTQ+ communities in low-income countries (LICs) around the world. 

This funding will be allocated through three organizations: APCOM Foundation, Cuso International, and the World Bank Group. The projects are intended to improve services and operations of local LGBTQ+ organizations in Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, and Thailand), to create more inclusive and gender-responsive work and community environments for LGBTQ+ youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and to expand country-level research on sexual and gender minorities in LICs.

Press release - Global Affairs Canada

Press release - Global Affairs Canada