Workplace Pride announces participation in project focusing on LGBT+ emancipation in Africa

Post Date: March 28, 2019


Workplace Pride is pleased to announce its participation in a project entitled, “Strong in Diversity – Bold on Inclusion” (SiDBoI) focusing on LGBT+ emancipation in Africa. The 4-year project will address the ongoing challenges facing the LGBT+ community, promote LGBT+ inclusion in society and drive positive change.

Dutch human rights organisation and member of Workplace Pride, Hivos will lead the project through a consortium of seven partners including Workplace Pride.

This project leverages on the 2017 “Colourful Workplaces” conference in Nairobi which Hivos and Workplace Pride teamed up on alongside Sullivan Reed of Kenya. The SiDBoI project will take a city-based approach, focusing on the African cities of Dakar, Senegal; Lagos, Nigeria; Lusaka, Zambia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Maputo, Mozambique.

Throughout the duration of the project, Workplace Pride will work closely with its members, the consortium partners and numerous other stakeholders to ensure that the workplace element of LGBT+ inclusion remains high on the agenda. 

“Many of our member organisations have activities throughout Africa” said David Pollard, Executive Director of Workplace Pride, “and we intend to include and consult with them wherever possible to help ensure LGBT+ inclusion in Africa takes a broad, locally-relevant and sustainable approach to the workplace”.

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Read the press release from Hivos here.