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Ise Bosch to receive the 2018 Deutscher Stifterpreis

– she is also releasing her new book Geben mit Vertrauen

Ise Bosch’s philanthropic approach is based on mutual trust. She turns the power of the moneyed few into power for the many. Dreilinden, the charitable fund Bosch founded and leads, supports social movements around the world that champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer people. “Societies become more humane and stronger when gender roles are less strictly binary and less hierarchical,” she says.

Ise Bosch will be honored with the Deutscher Stifterpreis (German Donors Award) for her commitment to human rights. The prize is the highest accolade in the German philanthropic sector. It will be awarded on May 16, during the Deutscher Stiftungstag (German Foundations Day) in Nuremberg.

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9. Conference Rainbow Philanthropy 2017

LGBTI* human rights work in Russia


Civil society in Russia is increasingly under pressure. Civil engagement by and on behalf of lesbian, gays, bisexuals, trans*, inter*, and gender non-conforming (LGBTI*) persons, in particular, is increasingly curtailed – amongst others by state measures.

German and international donors and organisations met on the premises of Heinrich Boell Foundation to discuss this shrinking space. At first, preliminary data of the new study ‘Rainbow Philanthropy 4’ was presented. The study will be launched in spring 2018. After an introduction to the conference’s topic with a situation report, participants discussed common strategies and possible solutions in several workshops. Inputs of several stakeholders rounded off this work intense meeting.

In the end, the results were summed up on a cautiously positive note: despite difficulties, the situation is not hopeless; on the level of personal relations, especially, small but steady progress can be made.

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Working Paper “Let me be me!“

Better Care for LGBTI* Children


In this working paper for iNGOs, Dreilinden presents the essential demands of the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference addressing LGBTI* children in development cooperation: to carry out research and provide more data, listen to children‘s voices, identify promising practices, and share resources. The paper is a collaboration with SOS Children‘s Villages International and Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and provides three sections:

Research and Tools, including the legal human rights context, an analysis from KCS’s survey on institutional readiness, and workshop results from the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference.

Interviews: Five young LGBT* care leavers speak about their experiences; two managers of alternative care and children‘s rights organisations present their views on LGBTI* children and approaches to improve care for gender non-conforming children and youth.

Promising Practices: Save the Children International in Vietnam’s work with LGBT street youth, and the response of SOS Children‘s Villages Argentina and Tunisia to LGBTI* children and staff.