BENEFITING: B-CHANGE INSIGHTS INC
It is a time of crisis for millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people all over the world.
Feeling safe and supported is critical to one’s well being. Unfortunately, in today’s world, stigma combined with hatred presents a serious threat towards the LGBTI community. Hostility is common and violence with impunity is on the rise, while avenues to seek help are few.
So people go online. And not a day goes by without our organization getting requests for help via the web. Despite being in an age of social connectivity, it is still difficult for LGBTI people to find accurate information on where to seek help.
A hand-held mobile database of services and places that are friendly or inclusive of the LGBTI community can provide relief; in some cases it could even help to save lives.
Of primary importance to us is helping people find health and social support services - including HIV testing and treatment, mental health and counselling, legal assistance and other important services. You may know someone who needs help.
The Inclusion App
After five years of analyzing data and experience in the field, we now have the confidence to put our efforts into creating our first mobile app. We want to build on the data that we have gathered across Southeast Asia and take our app global. Our product, the Inclusion App, will help drive our advocacy for greater inclusion of LGBTI.
The Inclusion App will have directories and maps to help users find reputable local service providers. Users can also rate and review the services based on their level of inclusiveness.
How your donation will help
Our target is to raise at least $25,000 USD via crowdfunding by August 2016. This will fund the cost of mobile app development, marketing and research in 2017.
By donating to this cause, you are helping to transform the everyday lives of the marginalized LGBTI community. You are giving us a chance to live without fear of being unable to find essential services.
Tell us you want our app to cover your city or town by sending a donation. No donation is too small. Results from this campaign will help guide our expansion plans.
Together we can enhance access to services and places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people (LGBTI) and other minority groups.
Help us put inclusion on the map.
Founded in Manila but globally active, we have been at the forefront of providing online support to LGBTI in times of crisis since 2011. It is time to do more! This year, we're building a more sustainable future for itself by creating The Inclusion App and consulting services that promote inclusiveness in our society.
“Since 2012, our partnership has focused on how technology and social media can influence, enhance and serve social justice movements. Over the past three years, B-Change has earned its strong reputation for innovation in these efforts to empower the LGBT and HIV+ communities in Asia. They have been a responsive and responsible partner from a programmatic perspective, as well as an administrative one: ably managing funds, conducting project activities, and documenting outcomes effectively within the specified budget and time limits.” – Daniel Lee, Executive Director of Levi Strauss Foundation