(ILGA World board members marking the 2017 International Day of Transgender Visibility, photo by Mitchel Raphael)
Gender Identity and Gender Expression Programme
ILGA World's Gender Identity and Gender Expression Programme has been in existence since 2015.
Through its three areas of work, it supports and strengthens the global trans movement, while
continuing to bring visibility to critical trans issues at the United Nations. The Programme does so by collaborating closely with ILGA World members, and regional and international trans and feminist organisations.
Community building and support We disseminate information, promote trans leadership and create occasions for human rights defenders to be heard. In 2017, we worked in coalition to coordinate a first UN Trans Advocacy Week. The programme is also represented on the International Trans Fund (steering committee), and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network and Transgender Europe (advisory boards).