Government to increase funding for projects supporting for LGBTI rights

By Tânia Fernandes, in News · 27-02-2021 10:23:00 · 4 Comments

The government will increase by 50,000 Euros the funding for projects that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights, announced the office of the Secretary of State for Equality on 26 February.

In a statement, the office of the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality said that the amount of 50 thousand euros comes through a line of technical and financial support launched today, through the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG).

"This line of funding adds to the funds already available for this area, under PT2020, of more than 1.5 million euros for financial and technical support to civil society organisations, training for strategic audiences and for emergency care and vacancy structures," says Rosa Monteiro's office.

The funding is intended for "projects, measures or actions of civil society organisations that act in the area of defence and promotion of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people", reads the statement.

According to the information released, funding can go both to projects of direct support to LGBTI victims of discrimination and violence, for example, as for the development of materials for professionals, training actions, studies or others.

Applications for funding open on 26 February and will run until 26 March.

The Secretary of State's office stresses that in the previous call, in 2018, it was possible to fund nine projects that trained more than a thousand people, in addition to producing manuals, pedagogical kits and conducting surveys for the "promotion of better knowledge about experiences in the different contexts of public and/or private life and prevention of discrimination against LGBTI people".

"The renewal of this line of support shows the Government's commitment to recognising the impact of the work of civil society with extensive experience in the field and its active role in achieving the objectives inscribed in the National Strategy Portugal + Equal," it said.

Quoted in the statement, the Secretary of State Rosa Monteiro stresses that this line of support is the "recognition of the fundamental role of these organisations in preventing and combating all forms of discrimination and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people and a clear statement that full equality is only possible with the active participation of civil society".

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The stupidity of government is unbelievable.

By rod from USA on 01-03-2021 04:41

Another scam to take our tax money and give money and jobs to their friends. What rights are these people lacking? Just another feel-good scam based on platitudes.

By André Vent from Açores on 01-03-2021 11:58

This is not what our tax money should be used for.
To promote this type of.......

But it is"political correct"
And it is not allowed to support what is normal.
Marriage is between man and woman.
Kids have a father and a mother

I do not care what people do int theirs bedroom.

But do not use tax money to promote abnormal behavior

By Gustav from Algarve on 28-02-2021 07:04

Soros and Gates went bankrupt or something? Why is this even considered, they have all the money in the world for stuff like that. Doesn't Portugal have any interests of it's own?

By Kari Lehto from Other on 27-02-2021 10:37
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