Could you donate £10 today to help us to fight discrimination?
Around the world, equal rights are under threat. Racial and religious hate crime is increasing. Misogyny is mainstream and LGBT freedoms are at risk. Equality organisations are being suppressed. For almost a decade, the Equal Rights Trust has been supporting activists to combat discrimination and promote equality. We’re committed to continuing this fight. But we need your help to fund our work.
In recent years, our advocacy has helped to secure essential legal reforms in countries like Ukraine. We have provided legal advice to more than 4000 women in Kenya. We have documented discrimination in Belarus, Malaysia, Sudan and many other countries. And we have provided training and support to thousands of activists around the world.
We are determined to meet the challenges. With support from governments and foundations, we are helping groups exposed to discrimination to fight for equality. But many of our donors give us only 90% of the funding we need, and require that we find the extra 10%.
So, we need your help: £10, $20 or €50 from you would allow us to spend 10 times that amount on our work to challenge discrimination and promote equality.
What your support can do
- In Yemen, in the midst of civil war, we have supported courageous researchers to document more than 1900 cases of discrimination. With financial support from you, we could double this over the next year.
- In Myanmar, we are supporting activists to engage Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s government of on the need for anti-discrimination law in this rapidly democraticising nation. With your help, we can develop a draft law.
- Just last week, the Constitutional Court in Moldova granted more than 3000 people with mental disabilities equality before the law for the first time, thanks to a case we supported. You could help us press for implementation.
This is just a selection of what we are doing. With your help, we can do even more. Today we have launched our crowdfunding Campaign for Equality and over the next six weeks, we will share more stories of the work we do, and those we are working with. Please give what you can.