The Suki Sandhu LGBTQI Asia Fund
Supporting LGBTQI activism across Asia
The Suki Sandhu LGBTQI Asia Fund has been established to support LGBTQI activism in Asia.
Across the region, people are facing human rights abuses based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, from discrimination to violence. In several countries, from Malaysia to Sri Lanka, same sex relations are criminalised. In some, they may be punishable by death.
But LGBTQI activists are campaigning for change and having impact, with recent, uneven victories in the region for the rights of trans people, marriage equality and same sex partnership rights.
Under the fund, grants will be provided to support activists working across Asia to improve the lives of LGBTQI people. GiveOut and Suki Sandhu are ambitious to grow the fund to at least £25,000 annually.
GiveOut will be consulting across the LGBTQI movement in Asia to identify the focus of the new fund and where it can make the greatest difference.
The first grants under the fund will be provided in the second half of 2018.
How to donate
To give to The Suki Sandhu LGBTQI Asia Fund, visit giveout.org/donate or click on the ‘Donate’ button below. Enter your donation details and include a message to indicate that your donation is intended to support the fund, e.g. “Asia Fund”.
You will be able to choose whether Gift Aid can be claimed on your donation by completing the Gift Aid Declaration, meaning GiveOut can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra as long as you pay more Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed.
To set up a standing order or to make a bank transfer to the fund, please email Rupert Abbott, GiveOut's Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRANT RECIPIENTS SUPPORTED UNDER THE FUND
ASEAN SOGIE CAUCUS
Location: Southeast Asia
Focus: Grassroots LGBTQI groups
COALITION FOR SEXUAL & BODILY RIGHTS IN MUSLIM SOCIETIES (CSBR)
Location: MENA/Southeast Asia
Focus: Amplifying voices through digital storytelling
Location: Sri Lanka
Focus: Decriminalisation of consensual sex-same relations
Focus: Fellowship programme for grassroots activists