European Forum

of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups

Breathing in the Spirit of Human Rights - Goals of the Advocacy Project

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Goals of the Advocacy Project

The general purpose of the project is to build on the European Forum’s experiences in advocating on behalf of LGBT Christian groups and to increase its capacity for conducting strategic, sustained advocacy work that integrates all aspects of the organizations’ work (including institutional development, coalition-building, counteracting fundamentalism, advocacy at the level of the European institutions).

Planning and systematizing the advocacy work is ultimately intended to empower the European Forum to conduct more effective, more proactive advocacy in combating religious based homophobia.

This means more specifically:

  1. Increasing the capacity of the European Forum to act as a European watch dog in combating religious based homophobia affecting LGBT rights, especially in Eastern Europe;
  2. Resourcing and strengthening the constituency of the European Forum to articulate their progressive voice in relation to the European institutions and international religious bodies.