ILGA World is committed to increasing accessibility for LGBTI communities in all their diversity. We give particular attention to the diversity of representation of delegates to the event – whether it is in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, sex characteristics, culture, religion, language, ethnic origin, race, colour, as well as in terms of age, disability, visual or hearing ability, HIV status, financial means, family composition/responsibilities, and more.
This year the scholarship evaluation will focus on bringing LGBTI activists to the conference - rather than the LGBTI community at large. Therefore, we encourage you to describe your work within LGBTI activism when applying for a scholarship.
We particularly welcome applications from activists belonging to groups under-represented within the LGBTI movement. Priority will be given to activists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. However, a limited number of scholarships will also be allocated to activists from Europe, North America, Australia, and Aotearoa New Zealand.
While more than one person may apply from any organisation, ILGA World usually only grants one scholarship per organisation. If two applications from one organisation reach the final stages of scholarship approval, we will leave it to the organisation to nominate their representative.
ILGA World only grants scholarships to LGBTI human rights defenders and activists. Other attendees - such as academics, students, journalists, representatives of corporate entities, medical professionals and representatives from mainstream human rights organisations - are encouraged to seek other opportunities to cover their participation.