The Brussels-Capital Region and RainbowHouse Brussels is developing a toolbox that aims at creating safe(r) spaces for LGBTQI+ people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and Intersex people+) from migrant communities. The toolbox will focus on urban services and their frontline workers.
To make sure that this toolbox is both useful in content while useable in format (the target being workers with a lot to do and very little time on their hands), RainbowHouse has chosen to use accessible language and a simple “topic-answer” format in the different tools. As for the content, rather than trying the impossible task of giving a foolproof recipe of how to act when meeting someone who combines a specific set of identities, RainbowHouse has chosen to focus on ways to adjust one’s attitudes and behaviors to become as safe as possible in multicultural contexts.
The toolbox contains 4 different sections:
- A training manual for frontline workers
- Practical guidelines
- Standard operating procedures (practical manual)
- An awareness raising strategy
For more information about this toolbox, read our latest project update!
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Each toolbox developed in the project has been carefully reviewed by a diverse panel of thematic experts at the end of 2020. The experts brought a wide variety of expertise and insights on the comprehensiveness, duplicability and practical use of the tools in other EU contexts. The experts involved in the project include field specialists, activists, academics, and specialized city services. Want to know more about the experts on the LGBTQI+ toolbox? Check their profiles below by clicking on their picture!