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Arab Initiative

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An organization devoted to LGBTI rights
Founded in 2009/05/09

Globe Member of ILGA since 2012


Address: Hagagränd 2
Stockholm 11327
Phone: +46335533
Website:    http://www.arabinitiative.org 


Works on :
  • Local level
  • National level
  • International level
Works for :
  • Gay community
  • Lesbian community
  • Bisexual community
  • Trans community
  • Intersex community

Arts, culture, history and pride

Performing arts
Use of media and the internet
Ethnic / racial identity & affiliation
Pride/Action events
International Day Against Homophobia

Asylum and immigration

LGBTI migrants
Seeking asylum on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity

LGBTI Education/Awareness

At the work place
Promoting LGBTI rights as Human rights
Raising awareness through mass media
Teaching LGBT rights in schools


Peer to peer support
Phone counseling
Prevention for men having sex with men
Prevention for women having sex with women
World AIDS Day
Sexual and reproductive health
Public health

Laws and leadership

Gender identity
Anti discrimination law (gender identity) in social services
Sex re-assignment treatment and/or surgery
Human rights
Freedom of association
International work through development aid
LGBTI movement (community organizing & leadership)
Sexual orientation
Anti discrimination law (sexual orientation) in employment
Anti discrimination law (sexual orientation) in social services
Punishment for female to female relationships
Punishment for male to male relationships

Religion & social institutions

Gender identity
Gay or lesbian (ability to serve)
Homosexuality and Christianity
Homosexuality and Islam
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Arab Initiative focuses on LGBT rights in the Arab world and in Sweden. In Sweden, we also organise social and cultural activities. Another important task is producing information for Arabic-speaking LGBTQ people. Our ultimate goal is for Arabic-speaking LGBTQ people to have the same access to information and support as everybody else in society, and to take an active part in the LGBTQ community.