Having spent years in the US working on campaigns for equality, it is fascinating to the see widespread changes in my own country and thinking about what can be replicated abroad. A new documentary about Turkey focuses on the idea that acceptance begins at home, and by breaking down the stereotypes in our own families about what it means to be gay, change is possible. It’s good to see this agenda being embraced now in development funding and approaches.
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Kristina Wilfore brings more than 20 years of experience and mastery of virtually all aspects of politics and grassroots organizing to Karakoyun Strategies (www.KarakoyunStrategies.com). She is a specialist in grassroots organizing, women’s political participation and election monitoring, working across Eastern Europe, South Asia and the Middle East, in countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Her work is not exclusive to developing democracies and includes engaging with political parties preparing for the European Parliament election (May 2014) in Western Europe (Sweden, Spain, Finland and Amsterdam). With a home base in Istanbul, she is strategically located between the East and West and travels wherever grassroots tools are needed to create lasting social change. View all posts by Kristina Wilfore