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African Human Rights Coalition Helms most aspects of Displacement Cycle

Let us remind of the work African Human Rights Coalition (AHRC) is doing, on the frontlines:

1. Advocate for long term durable solutions for forcibly displaced LGBTQI+ people, refugees and asylum from African countries- to enhance pipelines and pathways for authentic LGBTQI+ refugees;

2. Provide individual ad hoc case advocacy for forcibly displaced LGBTQI+ people at all phases of the displacement cycle to include countries - Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Angola, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea-Conakry, Togo, Senegal, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Ghana, Namibia;

3. Provide resources and referrals for LGBTQI+ people at all phases of the forced displacement cycle;

4. Various Programs, include, inter alia: manage and implement food supplemental programs in refugee camps for LGBTQI+ refugees, to include emergency security related grants; Orientation for new arrival refugees;

5. Combat homophobia though various mechanisms, including dialogue with stakeholders, civil society, NGO's, agencies, politicians, leader, government authorities, traditional leaders, faith based leaders, etc., media, legal services, Pride participation, and speaking engagements;

6. In the United States and Global Courts, to provide country conditions affidavits and testimony as expert witness on behalf of gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, non-binary, queer, intersex, allies, human rights defenders and all perceived as such who are persecuted and forced to flee their countries. To date AHRC's Melanie Nathan has appeared and won over 55 such cases in the U.S. and global courts, winning asylum for LGBTQI+ people from 20 different African countries;

7. To stand for LGBTQI+, immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker rights by forming coalitions with aligned partners and associates for amicus briefs, outreach, humanitarian endeavors, etc;

8. To thwart opportunism, lies and myth, by investigating and standing for the truth, and all that fosters the ongoing, albeit very limited platforms currently available to LGBTQI+ people from African countries.


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