Victory Institute and Solidarity began working together in 2016 to implement various programs aimed at increasing the political participation of LGBTI people in India. We aim to achieve this by preparing LGBTI leaders in India to participate in their democracies, share experiences and knowledge, and conduct research on maximizing the impact of our work. Currently we are researching the best methods for opening spaces for political participation, and will include political leadership trainings, a civil society forum, and a research publication.
Victory Institute and Solidarity held Demand Creation meetings aimed at building support and interest for upcoming programs in India. Seven meetings were organized that covered 15 districts of Karnataka and 15 districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in late 2016. The meetings received positive responses and were attended by more than 180 people.