The Rainbow Fellowship Global Network (RFGN) is working to promote peace, love, and dignity of all human beings. The main purpose of the RFGN is to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in the world. For the realization of this goal, RFGN aims to work will people from diverse regions. We aim to promote a more inclusive society in which individuals of all sexual orientations and genders feel safe to live a good and fulfilling life. Therefore, gender analysis is an integral part of our programs.
The staff at RFGN is very diverse. We have individuals from diverse regions of the world working together for the realization of our mission. Our staff is made up of a mix of male, female and intersex people. At RFGN we value the views and perspectives of all genders, therefore, we discuss every important matter with our staff to have a balanced opinion. People of different geography and genders share their perspectives and the lenses through which they see the world. Therefore, we take into consideration the perspectives of all members of our staff while designing any program or taking any initiative.
RFGN is working to create awareness in the world about the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and to take different measures to eliminate homophobia and transphobia from the world. In order to eliminate homophobia and transphobia, we have to identify the root causes of the issues particularly in the countries which have penal consequences for homosexuality. Our staff consists of individuals from homophobic countries. In order to identify the root causes of homophobia, we intend to conduct a survey among the staff of RFGN. The survey will include illustrative questions and one on one interviews to discuss in detail the socio-political and legal dynamics of homophobic countries. Through, the surveys we will also try to identify the perspective of different genders in a particular country about homosexuality.
RFGN is working to create awareness about the challenges faced by the members of the LGBTQ+ community. We provide a platform for the LGBTQ+ to share their problems with us and to facilitate them to resolve their issues. Our staff receives messages from LGBTQ+ from different parts of the world, who are going through a difficult time. Therefore, at RFGN we intend to provide training to our staff to be empathetic towards the people approaching us for help and guidance. Similarly, we are planning activities to educate our staff members about gender sensitives so they will be in a better position to help others. We also encourage our staff to be empathetic towards each other and to learn together. The staff members at RFGN are encouraged to discuss the problems with each other and deliberate upon the challenges. This approach will help the staff to understand the gender sensitives and challenges and they will perform their professional responsibilities with more efficiency.
RFGN wants to bring a change in society, and for this purpose, RFGN will engage different stakeholders of the society.
At International Level, RFGN intends to work with international human rights organizations and multilateral organizations. RFGN will collaborate with these organizations to create awareness about gender sensitivities particularly, the challenges of the LGBTQ+ community. Through collaboration with the international human rights organization, RFGN intends to make a difference in our attitude towards different sexual orientations.
At National Level, RFGN intends to work with national governments of different countries in particular Homophobic countries to discuss the anti LGBTQ+ laws and policies. Through engagement with national governments, RFGN will create awareness about the consequences of anti-LGBTQ+ laws on lesbians, gays, bisexual, queer, Trans, and other sexualities. Similarly, RFGN intends to encourage homophobic countries to make amendments to their legislative instruments and policies.
RFGN intends to work with civil society organizations, Women’s Rights Organizations, and local LGBTQ+ organizations. In collaboration with the civil society organizations, Women rights group and local LGBTQ+ organizations, the RFGN intend to conduct studies about the root causes of homophobia in different societies. Through studies and surveys, RFGN intends to identify the implications of homophobia and transphobia on different genders such as the implications on lesbians, gays, the parents of LGBTQ+, and people of different sexual orientations. These surveys and studies may be conducted through different means such as interviews, survey forms, etc. The identification of the root causes will help RFGN to design programs to address the challenge of homophobia and to design programs that break gender stereotypes and normalize different sexual orientations.
At RFGN we intend to survey the members. When people register as members on RFGN they are asked optionally to specify their gender. This information can be used for surveys for example.
It is important to note that there is an important number of intimate partner violence in LGBT relationships. LGBT people have reported being exposed to either physical or sexual abuse by their current or previous intimate partner. Using gender analysis, RFGN plans to initiate studies to study the connections between masculinities and intimate partner violence among LGBT people as a means to better understand their experiences and to implement programs for intimate partner violence.
RFGN aims to reduce gender inequalities in the world in particular the discrimination faced by the LGBTQ+ community. The programs and initiatives of RFGN are designed to reduce gender inequalities and to create awareness about the challenges faced by people of different sexual orientations. At RFGN we will analyze, monitor, and evaluate the impact of our programs and initiatives on different genders. Similarly, RFGN will evaluate the results of its programs and adapt the learning in future programs.