Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Global Resistance to Anti-Gender Opposition
The report provides an illuminating look into activism in five countries, bringing to light how anti-gender governments and policies manifest in all parts of the world.
What is “anti-gender?” Anti-gender is an umbrella term describing ideologies that work to revoke and prevent the rights of LGBTQI+ people and criminalize their lives. Anti-gender actors work to deny access to fundamental human rights and primarily target women, trans, nonbinary, and intersex people.
“We dream of living in a world with social justice. We reach out to other movements and we see cis-heteropatriarchy replicated there. That is a shock. But it is still good that our horizon is to make that fair world a reality for all.” – Colombian activist
Astraea’s latest report gives a snapshot of what activists on the ground experience in their fight for liberation and their priorities for achieving that goal. The four main categories of needs identified are:
- Financial resources
- An enabling environment
- Additional skills, knowledge, and strategies
- Strong movements and inter-movement solidarity
In addition to the full report, you can also read an executive summary and a one-page overview with highlights from each section, all on Astraea’s website. “Global Resistance to Anti-gender Movements“ is a collaboration between LGBTQI+ activists in Colombia, India, Kenya, Peru, Serbia, and the United States through surveys, focus groups, and community scholarship.