Working with the Equal Rights Coalition

The Equal Rights Coalition is a collaborative initiative formed in response to the increasing challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in numerous countries. In a global landscape where discrimination and violence against the LGBTI community persist, and civil society space is diminishing, the coalition emphasizes the crucial need for governments to closely cooperate and consult to effectively protect and promote equal rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and sex characteristics.

Engaging with the Equal Rights Coalition

GPP’s members have been involved in the Equal Rights Coalition since it was established in Montevideo in 2016 and the earlier global conferences which led to its creation.



A first-ever convening on global LGBTI human rights and development, co-hosted by the Swedish Government’s development agency, Sida, and Hivos in Stockholm


“Increasing Support and Resources for LGBT Rights” Conference, co-hosted by the German The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD) in Berlin.


“Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons”, organized by U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with the support of the Council for Global Equality in Washington, D.C.


Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference, co-hosted by the Government of Uruguay and the Government of Netherlands in Montevideo.


Equal Rights Coalition Conference, co-hosted by the Government of Canada and Government of Chile in Vancouver.
GPP released position statements prior to the 2016 Montevideo conference (read here) and 2018 Vancouver conference (read here), which outline the network’s priorities for the ERC in order to support the coalition to be an effective platform for increasing the amount and quality of resources flowing to LGBTI movements and communities in the Global South and East.
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