DECIDES Trinidad & Tobago, a project co-founded by the European Union within the framework of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, has just launched a Call for Proposals to support projects aiming at safeguarding and promoting the rights of the LGBTI community in Trinidad and Tobago.

The overall objective of DECIDES Trinidad and Tobago is to contribute to reduce Gender Based Violence and LGBTI discrimination in the country by promoting societal cultural changes and enhancing the capacity of civil society organizations to counter them.


In this framework, the call aims at a) enhancing the advocacy, lobbying policies and activities of local CSOs in the field of LGBTI rights; b) raising awareness on LGBTI rights and discrimination in the country; c) strengthening the knowledge and capacities of competent authorities on LGBTI issues; d) promoting dialogue among different groups and stakeholders including women’s organizations and organizations dealing with Gender Based Violence. DECIDES Trinidad and Tobago will support the beneficiaries of the grants during the implementation of their projects by providing capacity building and networking activities.


The indicative amount available for the present call is EUR 50 000.
The deadline for applications is 06 October 2017, at 21:00 (GMT). PAY ATTENTION: DEADLINE EXTENDED: 06 November 2017, at 21:00 (GMT)


Decides Trinidad and Tobago is implemented by a consortium composed by Interarts, leader of the project; the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action, CAFRA, an NGO based in Trinidad and Tobago; and Advocates for Safe Parenthood, ASPIRE, an NGO based in Saint Lucia.

Start date


1 April 2017


  • To improve data collection and better knowledge of trends and key features regarding GBV and LGBTI discrimination.

  • To strengthen CSOs’, women’s and LGBTI community’s capacities of networking, advocating and lobbying with key stakeholders.

  • To enhance the perception and capacity of professionals from the gender, justice, health, education and political systems to respond to victims’/survivors’ needs and to create a network aiming at GBV Response Teams.

  • To increase prevention of GBV and LGBTI discrimination through a community-driven approach aimed at raising awareness and changing cultural behaviours, also of perpetrators.



  • 1 comprehensive report about relevant data and 2 proposals for guidelines.

  • 1 collaborative platform.

  • 2 hand-outs: capacity building material for CSOs.

  • 4 manuals: educational material for stakeholders.

  • 6 sets of Learning Partnerships with key stakeholders.

  • A stable network for integrated GBV/LGBTI Response Teams hosted by stable local institutions.

  • 2 guidelines for prevention measures and anti-discrimination legislation at a national level.

  • 1 shared website.

  • 1 video/documentary about LGBTI issues and rights.

  • 2 types of informative brochures (10,000 copies of each).

  • 1 transmedia product that includes web and tv clips, 1 app, digital storytelling interactive processes.

  • 2 journalistic reports with related pictures.

  • 1 performance related to carnival and/or calypso.

Questions related to the call as well as the project proposals submitted to the call, have to be sent to this email address .

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