Government & Multilateral Working Group
Since 2009, GPP has been active in mobilizing to increase the amount and influence the type of multilateral and bilateral aid and development funding dedicated to global LGBTI issues. Along with Amsterdam Network members and other colleagues, GPP has participated in an ongoing process with government/ bilateral/ multilateral agencies, other donor organizations, and activists to find ways to strengthen global LGBTI rights work by increasing resources and promoting better coordination of financial and other support.
Trans* Funding Working Group
GPP mobilizes new research and supports collaborative funding efforts towards increasing the amount and influencing the type of private and public foundation funding dedicated to global transgender issues.
New 2017-18: Closing Space Working Group
LGBTI civil society has long been targeted by state repression and restrictions, and we are experiencing increased attacks by governments and non-state actors: laws that restrict freedom of expression and assembly; restrictions on the overseas financing of non-governmental organizations (NGOs); increased government surveillance; and increasing attacks on, even disappearances of, human rights defenders and those targeted for LGBTI identity. These trends are often referred to as the “closing space” for civil society.
GPP mobilizes new research and supports improved grantmaker efforts towards resisting the closing of civil society space, and grantmaking to support enabling an open environment for LGBTI civil society. We work closely with Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society and other partners.
New 2017-18: Intersex Funding Working Group
GPP mobilizes new research and supports collaborative funding efforts towards increasing the amount and influencing the type of private and public foundation funding dedicated to global intersex issues.
Individual Donor Working Group
GPP and member funds invest in research and organize convenings and other donor education opportunities with intention to increase the amount and influence the type of philanthropic giving from individual donors dedicated to global LGBTI issues.
GPP currently has 19 members, and this committee meets as needed to review and assess additional membership invitations and to address policy development around membership infrastructure and development. Membership committee recommendations are proposed to the Executive Committee for approval.
East Africa Study Group
This study group is for funders who currently work in East Africa. The study group brings together representatives from funder organizations including the Open Society for East Africa (OSIEA), Palladium, PITCH, FRI, America Jewish World Service (AJWS), UHAI and DFPA. The group focuses on a range of issues impacting LGBTI people in the region, including:
- Closing of civic spaces and what the participants could do about this socio-political status.
- Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) intersex task force and how funders can be involved in its activities.
- Advocacy Agenda.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) and Sex Worker Movement support re: leadership transition and well being.
- Capacity building for technical persons working in the sector.
- Conversations with national leaders on the issues affecting the sector.
If you are interested in joining this learning group email: firstname.lastname@example.org