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Engaging decision makers on the effects of climate change on Caribbean trans communities

  • Amount funded: £13,336
  • Year: 2022
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Locations: The Bahamas
  • Grant stream: Capacity strengthening grants
Issue

There is little awareness of climate impacts on trans communities among Caribbean decision-makers.

Project partners
United Caribbean Trans Network
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How we are helping

We are supporting United Caribbean Trans Network (UCTRANS) to research the effects of climate change on trans communities and to train activists to engage governments on these effects.

About the project

The Foundation’s capacity strengthening grants stream supports smaller Commonwealth civil society organisations in smaller Member States, building their expertise and enhancing their capacity to influence policy.

Escalating climate disasters in the Caribbean have only worsened barriers to health, education, employment and social support services for the trans community. There is little awareness of these barriers among decision-makers in the region. The vital work of UCTRANS strives to bridge this gap. We are supporting UCTRANS to build a portfolio of evidence detailing the effects of climate change on Caribbean trans communities. This project will bring advocates into government spaces to discuss the effects of climate on trans communities.

The key actions for this project are:

  • Producing a research report on the effects of the climate crisis on trans communities
  • Training 10-15 trans activists to engage governments, parliamentarians and decision-makers on the effects of climate change on trans communities

This funding will enable UCTRANS to better advocate for policies and legal protections for trans people on a regional and international level. It is hoped that decision-makers will have a greater awareness of how climate change impacts trans communities.

Project Partners
United Caribbean Trans Network

United Caribbean Trans Network (UCTRANS) advocates for the human rights of the Caribbean trans community. It works with Caribbean civil society and governments to champion the human rights protection and healthcare needs of trans persons. UCTRANS also supports local transgender movements with leadership, governance and strategic guidance.

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