ADESPROC-LIBERTAD LGBT (BOL-35)


Type: Minorities - Country: Bolivia

Brief description and main aims

ADESPROC-LIBERTAD GLBT is an organization that promotes empowerment, participation and rights of sexual minorities.

Main Activities

We take different actions in order to provide help to the gay-lesbian-trans community in La Paz and in other regions and work to change the attitudes of the society as a whole by:

  • Organizing workshops about sexually transmitted infections, self-esteem and rights of gays-lesbians;
  • Producing informative material and redacting the bulletin; publicising activities via social media
  • Delivering speeches in schools and universities about sexuality and homophobia;
  • Giving speeches, workshops and presentations to local government officials and public bodies about sexual orientation.
  • Offering a confidential line for all those who feel misunderstood or have doubts regarding sexual relations ;
  • Currently working on legal proposals relating to gender identity and same-sex marriage with CDC (listed below) – as of December 2012.
  • Have a café space (café Vox) – open every weekday with a library of books, magazines and videos.
  • Organizing yearly events for the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia and a gay pride event (June/July) as well as sporadic conferences with other LGBT organisations.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer's tasks include:

  • organising events
  • providing assistance in workshops and in various other activities and projects undertaken by the organisation.
  • helping iin the office  with cataloguing, translations, updating the internet, Facebook and twitter pages with information and international news relating to LGBT rights.
  • organising the library
  • exchanging ideas and experiences among cultures and implementing methods to increase the self-esteem of the community.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should be an open, flexible and creative person with organisational skills, who is able to work in a group and have great communication skills. It is a bog plus if the volunteer has studied psychology or communication.

Location

La Paz, Miraflores

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Host family or community.

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