"Afghan LGBT" organization became a member of «ILGA»
"Afghan LGBT" organization became a member of «ILGA».
ILGA World – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association - is a worldwide federation of more than 1,700 organisations from over 160 countries and territories campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex human rights.
Established in 1978, ILGA World has ECOSOC consultative status at the United Nations.
Our members are based in our six regions: Pan Africa ILGA, ILGA Asia, ILGA-Europe, ILGALAC (Latin America and the Caribbean), ILGA North America and ILGA Oceania.
What does ILGA World do?
We work to achieve and maintain recognition and protection of the human rights of people with diverse SOGIESC by the United Nations and other global institutions.
Our experts collect reliable, evidence-based data on laws towards our communities, and produce guides that are crucial resources in the hands of human rights defenders, including the State-Sponsored Homophobia report and the Trans Legal Mapping Report.
TRAININGS AND CONVENINGS
We support LGBTI organisations around the world with capacity building trainings, and organise world and regional conferences to provide them with occasions to network and strategise.
We raise awareness about LGBTI human rights issues through media, and work to support the visibility and contributions of people of diverse and marginalised SOGIESC.
How it all began
August 1978. Coventry, United Kingdom.
Representatives of organisations from Australia, Britain, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland and the United States gathered together at a fringe meeting of the annual conference of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality: the (then named) IGA was born.
Many legal, political and social changes that have happened for rainbow communities in the past 40 years seemed unthinkable back then.
We have been there ever since.