THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE COMMUNES
a) to protect LGBTIQ refugees from unwarranted harrassments, attacks, injuries and arrests.
b) to maximize meager financial and other resources by living communally
c) to achcieve and sustain the good physical and mental well-being of each person
d) to create a stress free environment in which access to counseling, education and further training is sourced and provided
e) to develop business, income generation and livelihood skills, and initiatives
f) to defend and promote equality, justice and freedom from discrimination for all stigmatized persons
g) to achieve the speedy resettlement of LGBTIQs to where they can live normal productive lives and contribute to society
h) to network and make strategic alliances with partners sympathetic to Ark communes aims.
The Commune favours a voluntary, communal self-help approach, in which each person is welcomed, recognized, respected, valued, and empowered to be useful to self and to others.