Evaluation of the Sida supported RFSL projects “LGBT Voices” and “Rainbow Leaders” - Final Report

2017-02-01

Publication Author:
Annika Nilsson and Jessica Rothman
Series:
Serier – Sida Decentralised Evaluations (Sida Review)
Description:
2017:4 Sida Decentralised Evaluation / This is an evaluation of the Sida supported advocacy project “LGBT Voices” and training programme “Rainbow Leaders”, implemented by the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights (RFSL). The evaluation concludes that the projects are highly relevant to Swedish policies and to the situation of the LGBT community. The LGBT Voices project had successfully targeted four strategic UN processes to ensure inclusion of rights for LGBT persons. The Rainbow Leader training programme had empowered 120 leaders and increased the capacity and resilience of some 84 LGBT organisations in the Global South/East. At the same time, a number of improvements in the training approaches were suggested and concerns were raised on the sustainability the advocacy results – which will require persistent defence.This is an evaluation of the Sida supported advocacy project “LGBT Voices” and training programme “Rainbow Leaders”, implemented by the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights (RFSL). The evaluation concludes that the projects are highly relevant to Swedish policies and to the situation of the LGBT community. The LGBT Voices project had successfully targeted four strategic UN processes to ensure inclusion of rights for LGBT persons. The Rainbow Leader training programme had empowered 120 leaders and increased the capacity and resilience of some 84 LGBT organisations in the Global South/East. At the same time, a number of improvements in the training approaches were suggested and concerns were raised on the sustainability the advocacy results – which will require persistent defence.