ID: Uganda - 1973
Dates: March 2020 to November 2020
Project Length: 14 days
Producer: Myroslava Stadnyk
ABOUT our community partner
Founded in 2015, this NGO’s mission is to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ+ youth in Uganda and ensure their safety within a homophobic society. They provide activities, programs and services that empower community members, provide essential access to legal and justice resources, advocate for civil and human rights and embrace, promote and support cultural diversity.
SDGs: Quality Education, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, Partnerships for the Goals
The photographer will be documenting this NGO’s work in various project sites in the Kampala region. The photographer will be responsible for producing impactful shots that the NGO will use to create a calendar to be used a fundraiser. The assignment will also involve several other projects, including the LGBTI Safe House project, sex education projects, sex worker advocacy projects, and online counselling for community members. This assignment will take place during Ugandan Pride Month (August 2020) and will also involve documenting a community dialogue on human rights among stakeholders and community members.
The images will be used on the organization’s website and social media platforms, as well as to help the organization create more awareness about their programs. Your images will also be shared by PWB to help support the work of the NGO and the PWB program.
Your job is to demonstrate the impact of the NGO through your storytelling and help convey to donors and grant programs the value of their financial support. Your images should tell a story that highlights experiences of community members and the NGO’s mission to promote justice and well-being for the LGBTQ+ community.
Experience in overseas development
Experience travelling abroad in developing nations
·Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
·Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
·Ability to exercise discretion when it comes to LGBT+ visibility in a difficult socio-political climate
·Passion for LGBT rights worldwide, anti-oppression viewpoint
Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) original article, 600-800 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.
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