Latest Research: Digital security and resilience in a world that's hostile to LGBTI

Latest Research: Digital security and resilience in a world that's hostile to LGBTI

While the internet and social media have become valuable assets for individuals and organisations promoting health and human rights, these technologies also have a dark side. Learn from B-Change's past experience with anti-gay cyberbullying. Our research has been published as part of the peer-reviewed periodical 'ARROW for Change'.

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A BIG thank you to our supporters as B-Change turns five!

Image Credit: http://blog.charitydynamics.com/5-creative-ways-to-thank-your-volunteers/

This week B-Change turns five!

And on this occasion our team gives heartfelt thanks to all the people who have supported B-Change’s first-ever crowdfunding campaign so far.

Their support is helping us to build a mobile app for promoting greater inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Southeast Asia and around the world.

We're just halfway through our campaign and it’s not too late to encourage more people to support our cause. We need more people to invest in a better more inclusive future for LGBTI. Please refer your friends and family to our Crowdrise campaign page. Donations of all sizes are welcome!

All the people listed below have given to B-Change’s 2016 crowdfunding campaign and we thank everyone for every dollar they have given. Each member on this list will be acknowledged in our inclusion app when it is launched.

While we celebrate a challenging yet amazing five years we express our gratitude to Levi Strauss Foundation, United Nations Development Programme, USAID and Ashoka Philippines for their enduring support as we pursued our mission to promote social change through technology.

And most importantly we acknowledge the deep commitment, determination and integrity demonstrated by the staff, directors, trustees and advisers who have helped made B-Change the organisation it is today.

B-Change Supporter Honor Roll

(as of July 25, 2016)

  • Yin
  • Andre Nguyen
  • Kim Han
  • Susanne
  • Alex Noone
  • Yvette, Barney & Isis
  • Allan Fernandez
  • Jeanne Lim
  • Sonny San
  • Tobi & Sha-Mayn
  • Paul & Hossan
  • Andreas
  • Steve Austin
  • Steven
  • Chee Chuan Yang & Aaron Tan
  • Richard and Mark
  • Geoffrey Longstaff
  • Wilfred Macrow
  • G&T
  • Brendon Fernandez
  • CN
  • Jeff & Nick
  • Sean Kennedy
  • Zky Dennis Sim
  • Neal Rudge
  • Avan
  • Luka Skandle
  • Joe Henderson-Tang
  • Rob Morrison
  • Mark Aldie
  • Douglas White
  • Dan Lichauco
  • And the dozens of givers who each made a private donation

Image source; The Workshop by CharityDynamics

Programme Associate (Singapore-based; 10 months contract-part time)

Who are we?

B-Change Foundation (www.b-change.org) is a regional organisation that provides care, support, and advocacy services for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) community in South East Asia through the use of mobile apps, social media, and other technology-based approaches. We have operational presences in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore.

Our operations in Singapore will support the local LGBTIQ community through engagement of stakeholders on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, including issues related to sexual health and HIV.

Our work plan involves engaging with existing community organisations, public stakeholders, private sector, informal groups, and other key influencers in order to raise awareness and improve access to health and social support services.

What are we looking for?

We are now recruiting a new Programme Associate, based in Singapore, to join our team on a part-time project basis to facilitate the stakeholder engagement work.

How to qualify?

A person who is based in Singapore, has strong knowledge of trans* issues and experience working with the trans* community is welcome to join our dynamic, multi-national and multidisciplinary team.

  1. A proven track record in project coordination and/or management.
  2. Highly proficient communication skills in written and spoken English. Proficient in either one of the following languages: Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai or Simplified Chinese will be advantageous;
  3. Highly developed interpersonal skills with a proven track record in bringing together diverse groups and facilitating dialogue.
  4. Proficient with office software, social media and internet publishing tools. Knowledge of HTML, Wordpress, digital graphics software or video editing software will be an advantage;
  5. Able to work independently, comfortably from home, and with flexible working hours arrangement;
  6. Committed to  working with LGBTIQ individuals, allies, and local organisations;
  7. Familiar with local context on LGBTIQ issues and resources.
  8. Knowledge on sexual health and  HIV-related information and information will be an advantage.
  9. Highly motivated and shows initiative with clear ability to solve problems independently.

Why choose to work with us?

We offer flexible working hours, so you can work on your own time. In this role, you are expected to deliver mutually agreed outputs (based on a 16-hour work week). Other benefits include remote-working (based at home or other location) can be negotiated.

When’s the best time to apply?

The application for this position is closed since 20 December 2015.