Intersex Human Rights Fund - Call for applications
February, 11, 2015 /LGBT News/ The Intersex Human Rights Fund was launched by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice to honor the resilience, creativity and growth of intersex activism and ensure the human rights of intersex people.
People with intersex variations face invisibility, stigma, discrimination and violence. Intersex babies and children are widely subjected to “normalizing,” non-consensual, harmful surgeries and other medical interventions, with life-long consequences, including sterilization and genital mutilation. There are few legal frameworks to protect intersex people from multiple forms of discrimination and institutional violence. While intersex activism has been growing around the world, intersex issues and communities remain starkly under-funded, receiving less than a fraction of 1% of global foundation funding for LGBTQI people and/or women and girls.
The Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and timely campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people. This Fund is made possible through the generous support of seed donors Kobi Conaway and Andrew Owen, and a leadership contribution from the Arcus Foundation. Given the dearth of funding to intersex issues globally, intersex groups/projects based anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
Astraea particularly seeks proposals from intersex activists who have never applied for a grant or received foundation funding. Groups with small or no budgets, staff or structures are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Grants will range from $2,500 – $10,000.
Proposal Deadline: 20 February 2015
For more information visit: http://www.astraeafoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant/intersex-human-rights-fund