What is the Equal Rights Coalition?
The Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) is a multilateral and multi-stakeholder coalition through which 42 member states cooperate closely with civil society, multilateral agencies, and other stakeholders to advance LGBTI human rights and inclusive development. The ERC works to promote innovative, effective diplomacy and inclusive development in support of the human rights of LGBTI persons.
The ERC Structure
Since it was established in 2016, the ERC has been primarily centered around a bi-annual ERC Global Conference, which is co-hosted by two co-chair governments (one global south and global north). The ERC Global Conference is the only global convening of its kind in which states, development cooperation agencies, civil society, international organizations, philanthropic foundations, and other relevant stakeholders come together to advance LGBTI human rights and inclusive development.
Between conferences, the work of the ERC takes place through an Executive Committee, Coordinating Committee and Thematic Groups.