The Bisi Alimi Foundation was founded in 2015 to accelerate the social acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria. Their work focuses on building bridges around the key stakeholders in Nigeria to advance the rights and well-being of LGBT people.
- The fellowship is designed to challenge and change how narratives about LGBT people are reported in Nigeria’s media and legal settings. They are not only creating alternative narratives but supporting their fellows to tell human stories regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
- The program builds the capacity of journalists on the need to accurately report LGBTQI+ stories by using the correct terms.
- It also trains lawyers on the need for effective legal representation for LGBTQI+ cases and understanding the SSMPA (Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act 2014).
- You should apply for this program if you are:
- A lawyer, journalist, OAP, blogger, content creator, media personality, and legal practitioner, irrespective of sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Based in Nigeria.
- 18 years and above.
- Moderate command of the English Language.
- Passionate about creating social and economic change(s).
For more information, visit Bisi Alimi Foundation.