The Association for the Promotion of the Right to Difference (ADD), with support from Hivos, will be
facilitating the Free to Be Me program in Tunisia. Free to Be Me is a multi-year program aiming to
bring together organizations and individuals that will contribute to advancing LGBTQ+ leadership in
advocating for social and economic rights and bring an alliance of organizations that are experienced
and strongly committed to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Tunisia though a Community of
Action (CoA). ADD is looking for a reporter that will be responsible for taking notes and writing a
complete report of a workshop that will take place in Hammamet September 30, October 1st and
2nd, 2022. The workshop will focus on the formation of the CoA, the localization of the Theory of
Change of the program, as well as the elaboration of the annual plan.
About Free to be Me
Free To Be Me is an ambitious, daring and innovative 5-year program that will help build a vibrant
LGBTIQ+ movement that is confident and capable to lobby and advocate for their human and
economic rights. Our alliance comprises three consortium members
–Hivos, ILGA World, and Positive Vibes and three technical partners Sogicampaigns, the Global
Interfaith Network (GIN), and Workplace Pride.
Together we will coach, accompany, fund and train LGBTIQ+ persons and organizations to influence
norms and attitudes, generate (public) support, and promote laws, policies and regulations that
recognize, respect and protect LGBTIQ+ people’s rights. Brave and persistent LGBTIQ+ activists
around the world have built communities, taken to the streets, filed lawsuits and advocated for their
rights, in the past decades. Thanks to their lobby and advocacy, “sexual orientation” is enshrined in
protective laws in more than 80 countries. In many countries media and cultural productions are
more diverse, while allies such as human rights and women’s organizations, progressive religious
leaders, large and small businesses, social influencers and creatives increasingly and publicly –
support LGBTIQ+ rights.
However, there remains a lot to fight for. Consensual same-sex intimacy is criminalized in 69
countries, and access to appropriate IDs is impossible for many trans and intersex people. Legal
provisions are used to harass and detain LGBTQ+ people, while legislation that explicitly protects
them remains absent. Intersex people are subjected to medical and societal abuse. And, due to a lack
of meaningful, coordinated efforts, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and sex
characteristics (SOGIESC) are still excluded from many socioeconomic development agendas, such as
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme is implemented in 14 countries including
Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ghana, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan,
The Philippines, Indonesia, and The Netherlands.
The project seeks to achieve the following 4 outcomes:
Outcome 1: In scoping and core countries LGBTIQ+ civil society is vibrant, stronger, more self –
confident and diverse and in core countries also sustainably resourced, with the capacity to lead on
legal and policy changes
Outcome 2: Societal leaders, influencers, media and the public increasingly and openly support the
rights of LGBTIQ+ people (mainly core countries).
Outcome 3: At least five core countries have made significant legal or policy progress – changed
abusive or criminalizing laws, ended impunity and/or adopted protective laws.
Outcome 4: Socioeconomic actors implement activities/ change policies promoting equal socio-
economic rights of LGBTIO+ people.
Objectives and scope of the consultancy
The aim of this consultancy is to capture the complete notes of the proceedings of a workshop that
will take place in Hammamet September 30, October 1st and 2nd, 2022. The report shall include a
summary of all the discussions made during the Theory of Change localization, an exhaustive
transcription of the annual planning and the professional observations from the processes and
outcomes of the workshop.
The consultation report shall highlight the main content of the discussions throughout the workshop.
The report should include:
Qualifications and skills
How to apply?
Consultants wishing to submit a bid are invited to send the following documents: