Femme en Action contre la Stigmatisation et la Discrimination Sexuelle (FACSDIS)





Femme en Action contre la Stigmatisation et la Discrimination Sexuelle (FACSDIS)

FACSDIS was founded in 2010 to address the discrimination, stigma and sexual violence experienced by LBT people and sex workers in Haitian society. The 2010 earthquake further marginalized these populations, as they faced sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the IDP camps with no physical or legal protection from authorities. FACSDIS provides safe spaces for these populations to discuss strategies to combat SGBV and learn about their rights. FACSDIS provides psychosocial support and accompanies its members through the judicial process when reporting cases of violence. It also distributes condoms and information regarding safe sex, which is often otherwise inaccessible to these populations. FACSDIS aims to bridge the divide that exists between women’s organizations addressing SGBV and those that serve LBT women and sex workers, simultaneously creating a stronger, inclusive movement.


Advocating for LBT and Sex Worker Rights

Purpose: To decrease sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against LBT people and sex workers through awareness campaigns, vocational training and accompaniment of SGBV survivors.

Project Grant Amount $20,000
Total Grants Received $50,069
Years Supported 2
Theme Sexual Health and Rights
Population Served Sexually diverse communities, Workers