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

 

Insight Ukraine

Homosexuality has been decriminalized in the Ukraine since the Soviet Union’s fall, in the early 1990s. But LGBTI people in the Ukraine face significant challenges: In a 2013 poll, 80 percent of Ukrainians said they opposed any form of same-sex relations, and 63 percent described homosexuality as a “perversion” and a “mental disease.” Insight Ukraine is one of the few organizations working to improve various aspects of life–including shelter–for LGBTI Ukrainians.

Provide shelter and services and LGBTI people in Ukraine by supporting organizations like Insight Ukraine.

Contributions to this campaign will go to the Rustin Fund for Global Equality, which supports the work of LGBTI organizations working in developing economies. We will recommend that proceeds from these donations go to Insight Ukraine.

Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) Coalition

 

Providing Disaster Relief to the LGBTI Persons in the Caribbean

LGBTI people have been left out of Caribbean disaster relief in the wake of a series of 2017 hurricanes that struck the region–in part because much of the recovery funding is filtered through families, and local authorities. The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) Coalition, which provides HIV prevention and treatment to vulnerable Caribbean populations, also assists these communities in the aftermath of natural disasters. This campaign supports Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

Contributions to this campaign will go to the Rustin Fund for Global Equality at Tides Foundation, which supports  the work of LGBTI organizations in low- and middle-income countries. We will recommend that proceeds go to Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) Coalition to support grassroots efforts.

Aleanca

Creating Community for LGBTI Youth in Albania

Founded by a group of LGBTI young people, Aleanca supports LGBTI youth in Albania. In addition to producing regular community events, Aleanca also focuses on raising awareness around LGBTI issues as well as advocacy and lobbying for LGBTI rights. This campaign will support Aleanca’s mission, as well as funding the first LGBTI youth shelter in the region.

Contributions to this campaign will go to the Rustin Fund for Global Equality at Tides Foundation, which supports  the work of LGBTI organizations working in low- and middle-income countries. We will recommend that proceeds from this campaign go to Aleanca.