Stop AIDS in Liberia (SAIL)

PURPOSE:

Stop AIDS in Liberia (SAIL) was founded 28 September 1998 with the aims and objectives of creating HIV and AIDS awareness targeting Youth, Sex Workers, PLWHIV, SOGI, Home Based Care and Counseling for community members.

VISION:

SAIL envision a non-discriminatory and an AIDS free society where Liberians live healthier and happier lives.

MISSION:

The mission of SAIL is to contribute to the reduction of the spread of HIV and AIDS through the promotion of human rights.

Core values: (The Seven We of SAIL)

  1. We promote diversity
  2. We are Participants Focused
  3. We embrace Integrity
  4. We advocate for Justice
  5. We believe and practice Professionalism
  6. We strive for quality and excellence
  7. We foster Partnerships

Identity: SAIL Color is Red, White and Blue where red stand for Blood representing where HIV lives mostly in body and white stands for Body fluids and the sign for peace! And Blue for living in reality of time and national transformation for human rights development and Protection for all for national commitment and ties.

MOTTO:

SAILING though the Walls of HIV and Human Rights Violations where by promoting, advocating and protecting the Rights of all!

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:

SAIL operate in 12 counties namely:

  1. Montserrado
  2. Margibi
  3. Grand Bassa
  4. Lofa
  5. Bong
  6. Nimba
  7. Grand Cape
  8. Bomi
  9. Gbarpolu
  10. Grand Gedeh
  11. River Gee
  12. Maryland

BENEFICIARIES, ORGANIZATION & LEADERSHIP:

Beneficiaries of SAIL projects and programs are approximately 1,000 members of the LGBTI and Key Population including PLHIV community. The organization and leadership consists of a Board of Directors who makes policy decisions and establishes the mission and goals. An Executive Director heads the Senior Management Team (SMT) which includes a Program Manager and Finance Officer. Stephen K. McGill is the Executive Director and Professor Stephen M. Jubwe, Sr. serve as the Chairman, Board of Directors

 

Support alQaws – Kickstart the Next 10 Years

Join us in celebrating 10 years, and support us as we embark on the next 10!
The Last Ten | Since forming ten years ago, alQaws has emerged as the leading grassroots Palestinian LGBTQ led movement supporting individuals, building up communities, and transforming society across divisions—colonial, cultural, social, economic, etc.
 
Our work began in Jerusalem with a handful of activists seeking space to gather and with a vision for a society that embraces gender and sexual diversity. It has grown to include centralized hubs of work and spaces in 4 cities (and expanding), and programs and projects that reach LGBTQ individuals, youth, and communities, as well teachers, families, mental health professionals, musicians, journalists, civil society organizations, and more.
 
alQaws Timeline/Major Milestones

Celebrating Ten | Today, alQaws is Palestinian society’s largest and most influential organization working on LGBTQ and broader sexual and gender diversity issues. Our strategies for social change emerge from local LGBTQ needs and experiences, and our programs are locally relevant. We work across four interlinked areas:

Counseling & Services: with our alKhat National Listening and Information hotline, TransFocus program and advocacy among mental health professionals.

Communities & Outreach: with youth groups, community spaces, outreach programs, and leadership and capacity building and queer parties.

Training & Advocacy: with trainings, advocacy with civil society organizations, high schools, professional networks, and families.

Culture & Media: with infographicssocial media campaigns, youth-oriented comics and music.

alQaws Youth Oriented Comic Series

The Next Ten | As we move forward into the next decade, we are committed to increasing our outreach to LGBT/queer Palestinian communities in more remote areas (outside the hubs we have established and thrived in), and increasing our visibility across our society to grow an even larger and more impactful movement.

Poster from alQaws’ social media campaign/ July 2017

3 Ways to Show Your Support:

1. Pledge what you can today

2. Sustain Your Support

Celebrate 10 years with a pledge $10 or more per month. Your ongoing support is so important to us that choosing the monthly option at any level means that you receive all the benefits for all levels!

3. Share this campaign with 10 friends

We value our connections to others above all else–friends, family, and social and professional networks drive the success of our work and keep us motivated in the face of hardship. Amplify what you can give and help us grow our network of support by sharing this campaign among your connections. Do you have 10 friends who can give $10? Do you have 10 friends who might together match your support of $500? Think of possibilities within your reach–let’s show the power of the crowd to support a queer Palestinian movement!

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Follow alQaws’ fundraising events in NYC (Sep. 24th – Oct. 5th) via our Facebook Page or be directly in touch with alQaws team for further details and/or for fundraising ideas: info@alqaws.org

Idea & Animation of Campaign Video: Matthew Khoury & Naif Shaqqur

The Equality Hub

In Under The Rainbow, a Nigerian lesbian narrates her journey of self-discovery. As she takes us through her experiences, we see firsthand what it is to be homosexual in an unforgivingly homophobic society, and the total alienation that can come from being despised, ostracized and ridiculed by the ones you love. This is a story of rejection and loss, but also a powerful story of triumph that comes with love.
This is not just any donation – this is your opportunity to play your role in ensuring that the moral arc of the universe bends towards justice.
Your support will help change hearts towards acceptance of LGBT people in Nigeria. We believe that visual storytelling has the power to create social change. It will help to make sure that the future generations of LGBT Nigerians don’t have to grow up in the same homophobic society that exists today.
We’ve already secured the funding to complete the film. That takes care of the first part of the overall project. The second part of the project is the engagement part – making sure that the people who need to see the film actually see the film.