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Support a Survey for 800 LGBT Individuals in Tanzania

James Ouma

Using in-person and web-based interviews, we propose to survey at least 800 LGBT individuals-The survey will assess:
(1) the existence and impact of discrimination and harassment by Tanzanian law enforcement;
(2) the existence and impact of discrimination in public services - including access to health services; and
(3) discrimination and harassment in employment.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love how you broke down your survey. James, I'm wondering how you will collect this data? Is the plan to do a grassroots on the ground paper approach or will you do this online? I know Tanzania has issues with the LGBT community and I'd love to know how you're getting around that to get the information you need.

    • James Ouma

      Dear Alessandra,
      Tanzania is now proposing anti-gay bill and the life is almost becoming more difficult for us. We want to conduct this survey so that we can gather evidence of Human rights violation based on sex Orientation and gender identity so that we can use the results as a tool for advocacy.

      In order for this survey to succeed we need to conduct person to person interviews in 8 regions of the country, our team will have to travel across the country collecting the data and if possible recording live interviews.

      We need support so that we can be able to do this survey before June 2014 because the anti-gay bill will be in parliament in August.
      Everyone is invited to chip in $10 or more http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/please-support-lgbt-survey-project/