The Aman Project

Since 2017, the Aman shelter provided a home, a community, and training to help more than 100 of Istanbul’s most vulnerable refugees, homeless LGBTQIA+ individuals. Today the Aman Project works on advocating for LGBTQIA+ individuals and refugees in the MENA region through providing direct emergency assistance for rent, food and medicine to vulnerable individuals in Turkey, where the project is based. Our project also provides assistance with applying for asylum in third countries. At the same time, we work to address the root of the problem. We collaborate with journalists and utilize social media to raise awareness on LGBTQIA+ issues in the region in the hope of normalizing and promoting acceptance of LGBTQIA+ refugees in their home countries.