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Working Paper “Let me be me!“

Better Care for LGBTI* Children

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In this working paper for iNGOs, Dreilinden presents the essential demands of the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference addressing LGBTI* children in development cooperation: to carry out research and provide more data, listen to children‘s voices, identify promising practices, and share resources. The paper is a collaboration with SOS Children‘s Villages International and Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and provides three sections:

Research and Tools, including the legal human rights context, an analysis from KCS’s survey on institutional readiness, and workshop results from the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference.

Interviews: Five young LGBT* care leavers speak about their experiences; two managers of alternative care and children‘s rights organisations present their views on LGBTI* children and approaches to improve care for gender non-conforming children and youth.

Promising Practices: Save the Children International in Vietnam’s work with LGBT street youth, and the response of SOS Children‘s Villages Argentina and Tunisia to LGBTI* children and staff.


Scholarship available for MA in Development Studies for LGBTI activists

(lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and inter* persons)

The German NGO Dreilinden gGmbH has granted the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) again two scholarships for capacity building in the area of decent work, social inclusion and sexuality discourses for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and inter* (LGBTI) persons.

Dreilinden provides two scholarships for MA students from the Global South and East. The selected applicants will participate in the 2017/2018 ISS MA Programme in Development Studies, in the major Social Policy for Development (SPD). Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country and have a documented background in work for human/labour rights for LGBTI persons and/or social movements for sexual diversity. We invite applications on the following three topics:

  1. How are inequalities based on sexuality (re)produced in school, the labour market, and the institutions (laws, social norms) that govern these spheres of life?
  2. How do ‘western’ identity categories (LGBT) relate to the actual experiences and identities of people in different parts of the world, including migrants, in relation to sexuality, and what (problematic) effects do they have in terms of who is included and excluded, what are the conditions of inclusion (and who has the power to define those).
  3. How is sexual diversity understood ( or not) in development policy and how does that change local discourses on sexuality or does it influence social movements around sexual diversity?

The scholarship covers all study-related expenditures, including the fee, travel, lodging, and meals, for the whole 15.5 month study period (1 September 2017 – 15 December 2018).

To apply, you should first apply to the ISS MA program. Only when you are admitted to the ISS, in the major Social Policy for Development, you are eligible for the Dreilinden Fellowship.
You can send in your application for the Dreilinden Fellowship to Dr Wendy Harcourt, via e-mail at harcourt@iss.nl.

Your application should consist of the following three elements:

  • motivation letter, engaging with one or more of the three topics mentioned above
  • your CV
  • the admission letter for the 2017-2018 MA program (SPD) from the ISS

Please ensure that you provide evidence of your own LGBTI activism, because that is a requirement of the scholarship.

The application deadline for the Dreilinden-ISS Scholarship is on April 30, 2017.

General admission requirements for the ISS MA Programme as well as information about the application procedure can be found at

www.iss.nl/prospective_students/academic_requirements/

All inquiries about the ISS MA Programme can be directed to the ISS Student Office at student.office@iss.nl.

For more information about the Dreilinden-ISS scholarship, please contact Irene van Staveren via e-mail at staveren@iss.nl or phone +31-70-4260 602.


Responses to “Orlando” – political analysis from the U.S.

During Pride Month, we should make sure also in Germany that the safety threat is not exploited by racists and xenophobes. Michael Bronski of the Boston Globe delivers a poignant US analysis of the reactions to “Orlando”: „Conservatives—who have strenuously objected to LGBT equality—want to direct focus away from themselves and onto Islam.”


Scholarship available for MA in Development Studies for LGBTI activists (lesbian, gay, trans- and intersexual persons)

The German NGO Dreilinden gGmbH has granted the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) again a scholarship for capacity building in the area of decent work, social inclusion and sexuality discourses for lesbian, gay, trans- and intersexual (LGBTI) persons. Dreilinden provides a scholarship for MA students from the Global South and East. The selected applicants will participate in the 2016/2017 ISS MA Programme in Development Studies, major Social Policy for Development (SPD). Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country and have a documented background in work for human/labour rights for LGBTI persons and/or social movements for sexual diversity. We invite applications on the following three topics:

  1. How are inequalities based on sexuality (re)produced in school, the labour market, and the institutions (laws, social norms) that govern these spheres of life?
  2. How do ‘western’ identity categories (LGBT) relate to the actual experiences and identities of people in different parts of the world in relation to sexuality, and what (problematic) effects do they have in terms of who is included and excluded, what are the conditions of inclusion (and who has the power to define those).
  3. How is sexual diversity understood ( or not) in development policy and how does that change local discourses on sexuality or does it influence social movements around sexual diversity?

The scholarship covers all study-related expenditures, including the fee, travel, lodging, and meals, for the whole 15.5 month study period (1 September 2016 – 15 December 2017).

To apply, you should fulfil the admission criteria of the ISS MA program, and in addition send a motivation letter, engaging with one of more of the three topics mentioned above, and CV to Professor Irene van Staveren, via e-mail at staveren@iss.nl. Please ensure that you provide evidence of your own LGBTI activism, because that is a requirement of the scholarship. The application deadline for the Dreilinden-ISS Scholarship is on April 30, 2016.

General admission requirements for the ISS MA Programme as well as information about the application procedure can be found at

http://www.iss.nl/prospective_students/academic_requirements/

For more information about the Dreilinden-ISS scholarship, please contact Irene van Staveren via e-mail at staveren@iss.nl or phone +31-70-4260 602. All inquiries about the ISS MA Programme can be directed to the ISS Student Office at student.office@iss.nl.



This year, Women's World Banking is hosting its biennial conference, the Making Finance Work for Women Summit, on November 11-12 in Berlin, Germany. Dreilinden, together with Women's World Banking’s global network of 38 financial institutions from 27 countries will join investors, philanthropists, private sector companies, and policymakers to share best practices and discuss innovative ways to serve the women's market for financial services. Ise Bosch will be at a round table on Wednesday, November 11, 4-4:45 pm.

Dreilinden is happy to be a sponsor of this event. For more information or to register, visit http://www.womensworldbanking.org/summit


FIRST-EVER SURVEY OF TRANS* AND INTERSEX ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS REVEALS GLARING NEED FOR SUPPORT, PARTNERS

NEW YORK, NY –Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and American Jewish World Service (AJWS) released today the results of the first-ever survey of trans* and intersex groups around the world in a new report, The State of Trans* and Intersex Organizing.

The survey of 340 organizations documents the deep discrimination and multiple challenges facing trans* and intersex people and the organizing that they are leading worldwide to win their human rights. It also shows the significant funding shortfall facing trans* and intersex groups and the challenges and obstacles they face in obtaining resources to carry out their work.

While funding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex (LGBTI) groups has grown in the past 10 years, the survey results show clearly that not enough funding has reached trans and intersex-led initiatives to address their priority issues.


The Dreilinden gGmbH has joined hands with the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) for capacity building in the area of decent work for lesbian, gay, trans- and intersexual (LGBTI) persons. Dreilinden provides a related scholarship for an MA student from the Global South and East. The selected applicant will participate in the ISS MA Programme in Development Studies with a specialisation in Work & Employment (W&E). Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country and have a documented background in work for human/labour rights for LGBTI persons.

General admission requirements for the ISS MA Programme as well as information about the application procedure can be found at http://www.iss.nl/prospective_students/academic_requirements/application/


Just published: donor study "Menschenrechte fördern! Deutsche Unterstützung für lesbische, schwule, bisexuelle, trans* und inter* Menschenrechtsarbeit im Globalen Süden und Osten" (in German).

The Study shows the volume and strategic aims of LGBTI grants out of German philanthropic institutions and economic cooperation. Compared to 2009, grants as shown in the study have tripled in total volume and doubled in numbers, however they remain relatively small compared to funding needs and opportunities. The study urges for more engagement and cooperation with LGBTI actors to insure effectiveness and avoid doing harm inadvertently.

The study is published by Dreilinden gGmbH together with Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte; the authors are Lucy Chebout and Arn Sauer.


Just off the press: 360-degrees for Mission - How leading European foundations use their investments to support their mission and the greater good.

Mistra, a major Swedish Foundation, issued this case study of eight european foundations who practise impact investment. Dreilinden is one of them – and we’re proud to be assessed as having an "outsized impact". The study’s authors are David Imbert and Ivo Knoepfel of onValues Ltd. in Zurich.

Apply for 2011/12 scholars

hip for MA in Development Studies with focus on decent work for lesbian, gay, trans- and intersexual (LGBT) persons!

The Dreilinden gGmbH has joined hands with the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) for capacity building in the area of decent work for lesbian, gay, trans- and intersexual (LGBT) persons. Dreilinden provides a related scholarship for an MA student from the Global South and East. The selected applicant will participate in the ISS MA Programme in Development Studies with a major in Work, Employment and Globalisation(WEG). Eligible applicants are nationals of a developing or transition country and have a documented background in work for human/labour rights for LGBT persons. Applications are welcome for the academic year 2011/12 (closing date is July 1, 2011). Learn about the 2010/11 fellowship holder here

General admission requirements for the ISS MA Programme as well as information about the application procedure can be found at http://www.iss.nl/news_events/iss_news/detail/article/50158-scholarship-avaialble-for-ma-students-in-development-studies/

For more information about the Dreilinden-ISS scholarship, please contact WEG convenor Dr. Karin Astrid Siegmann via e-mail at siegmann@iss.nl or phone +31-70-4260 473. All other inquiries about the ISS MA Programme can be directed to the ISS Student Office at student.office@iss.nl.


Yogyakarta Principles

The Yogyakarta Principles set standards, in what way internationally recognized human rights norms apply to sexual orientation and gender identity. More and more institutions, states, and international organizations use them as a benchmark. The real pressure, though, comes from the inside: projects, groups, people who fight discrimination, use the "YPísî for their work.

The 29 Yogyakarta Principles are, of course, phrased in legal language and, for non-experts, donít exactly lend themselves for use in a concrete situation. One bridge has been built already: www.ypinaction.org records, who, where in the world, how people are using the YPís. Another has just been finished: an activist guide, backed by comprehensive international advice.

"An Activistís Guide to The Yogyakarta Principles" can be loaded down from http://www.ypinaction.org/content/activists_guide

Dreilinden is glad to have been the funding party for this project.