Inclusion Not Exclusion: Advancing Partners & Communities Case Study
The Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) video storyboard depicts the story of the obstacles that Valentina has faced throughout her life. Valentina is a Trans woman living in the Dominican Republic who has been working for a community-based organization (CBO) that advocates for LGBTI rights. There are several CBOs led by Trans activists in the DR that advocate for the rights and social inclusion of their communities. Although these organizations are highly committed, the efforts of these organizations are limited by lack of funding, weak technical capacity, and insufficient data about the contexts and spectrum of Trans communities in the country. The APC project with the support of USAID/DR has been collaborating with the Trans community, government officials, and local organizations to design and conduct an assessment with trans persons to explore the social and health needs of this population, the available services, and access barriers they face.
This video storyboard illustrating CLA in action was submitted as part of USAID's CLA Case Competition, held in August 2015. A winning storyboard was selected to be produced into a formal video with assistance from the USAID LEARN project. This submission is part of a collection of examples that illustrate the diversity of ways collaborating, learning, and adapting approaches are being operationalized in the field. To view more CLA examples like this one, visit the CLA Case Competition page.