Cote d'Ivoire

Internews’ Voice Up! project works to improve the capacity of civil society in Côte d’Ivoire to communicate effectively and advocate for human rights, including the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. Internews has partnered with Alternative-Côte d’Ivoire and O’Village for this project. Alternative-Côte d’Ivoire is an education-based, HIV prevention organization targeting sexual minorities and groups of people interacting with the most vulnerable populations. O’Village has extensive training experience in using social media and information and communications technology (ICT) to promote human rights, including providing training and mentoring to online and social media to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and NGOs. Voice Up! will result in an empowered community of activists and civil society organizations with the ability, resources, and media space to advance meaningful campaigns promoting human rights and accountability, particularly for LGBT communities.