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FAQ – Support requests

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide direct support to individuals. We suggest you contact a local LGBTI organisation (in your home country, or in your country of destination) for current information on direct support they can provide. You can find many local LGBTI organisations listed among our member organisations.

If you are a human rights defender facing imminent danger or threats, 24/7 urgent support is available at ProtectDefenders.eu.

Unfortunately, we do not support work on asylum/refugee issues at ILGA World. You should contact a local LGBTI organisation, or refugee legal services in your location. For basic information on seeking asylum when fleeing persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, please see ORAM’s website.

It’s great that you’re working on an LGBTI project! Unfortunately, our budget is tight and closely-linked with ongoing projects. This is why we rarely can contribute to othercampaigns. If you wish to let us know more about your project, however, we maybe can see it could be shared on our social media channels.

ILGA World’s budget for travel for human rights defenders is closely-linked with ongoing projects that are managed directly by us. Unfortunately, we do not have excess funds to give for additional travel and we encourage you to consider alternative sources of funding.

At ILGA World we are happy to support our global network with research and advocacy initiatives, and to help build capacity. Our budget, however, is closely-linked with ongoing projects that we manage directly, and we do not have excess funds for additional initiatives.

FAQ – Media and research

You can contact ILGA World’s Media and Communications department at [email protected].
Please indicate any deadlines for your story and any language requirements.
Depending on your request, we may put you in touch with ILGA World staff, board members, or member organisations and human rights defenders on the ground.

Unfortunately,  we do not produce any of those items at the moment, except on specific occasions like our World Conferences. We usually do not print copies of our reports or maps, but they are available for your download from our website.

Please note
 that the PDF of our sexual orientation laws maps in the world are available in 20 languages: the PDF files are vectorized and therefore safe to print in large size without loss of quality, while the .png files are mainly designed for online purposes only.

Sure! ILGA World’s sexual orientation laws maps are copyright-free, and can be used for your projects provided you cite both ILGA World and the authors. Please also let us know that you’re using them! Click here to download the maps in high resolution.

We also have other publications you may wish to use. For example, our Trans Legal Mapping Report shows legal gender recognition processes for trans people around the globe.

We also have publications on our work at the United Nations, as well as Annual Reports to present our activities.You can access them all from our Resources page. For any information on content usage of our publications, please check their copyright pages.

We would love to support you for your project. However, we may not always have the capacity to do so. We encourage you to use our resources, and to get in touch with us in case you need any clarification.

FAQ – Membership

ILGA World is a membership-based organisation, and its highest authority is the World Conference.

The executive board acts on behalf of ILGA World between world conferences, and implements its policies. The executive board includes:

  • two secretaries-general, at least one of whom identifies as a woman: they represent the organisation and act as joint line manager to the executive director.
  • one representative for each of the Secretariats (Women, Trans, Intersex, Bisexual)
  • two representatives, at least one of whom identifies as a woman, from each region.

Each of these positions also has an elected “alternate” who stands-in when the first holder is unavailable. All full and alternate members of the board are required to come from full member organisations of ILGA World.

ILGA World endorses no political party or movement. However, our work may have political implications as we work to better-realize the human rights of LGBTI people everywhere.

Becoming a member of ILGA World allows you to have a say in shaping the global LGBTI movement. ILGA members engage in many different ways in the life and the work of this worldwide federation of organisations committed to equal human rights for LGBTI persons. For example, ILGA membersraise awareness of LGBTI human rights violations in international fora, including the United Nations, where we help them speak on their own behalf. Every part of the global LGBTI community is also represented through our regions: they ensure that grassroots organisations can benefit from programs and projects that are specifically framed considering the human rights situations at the local and regional level.

The Board of ILGA World will review all applications within 60 days. You will be notified on the status of the application as soon as the Board has reached a decision.

ILGA World has currently updated its membership database to a CRM (Customer relationship management) system.

This means that if you are a member of ILGA World, you will no longer be able to log in trough the website to download and pay your membership fees. You might already have noticed that the invoices are now being send to the email adress that you have registered with us coming from either [email protected] or [email protected]. This means that you no longer have to remember your password and your invoices will automatically be send to your email. The email will contain a payment link that will lead you to a payment site. Here you will be able to pay either directly via PayPal or credit card, or you can chose to download the invoice and pay later via banktransfer. The membership invoices for 2018 will be send beginning of next year, and reminders of unpaid invoices will also be send during the first months of next year.

If you haven’t received any invoices from us to your email or if you wish to change the contact person who should receive the invoices, please notify us by sending us an email to [email protected].

FAQ – Jobs and internships

All job and internship opportunities are posted on our website. Check back periodically to see what new openings have been posted. Please do not send unsolicited CVs/resumes.

Yes, we do: we believe that promoting human rights worldwide starts also with applying good practices within our own structures. We have joined the We Pay Our Interns initiative since its early days, and we apply its charter. As much as we value the contribution of our interns, however, we emphasise that interning at ILGA World is not an entry to work as an employee.