What we do

ILGA is proud to be a global voice of LGBTI networks, communities and movements tirelessly committed to shaping a world where everyone can live safely, equally and free.

Our mission is to:

act as a global voice for the rights of those who face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

work towards achieving equality, freedom and justice for LGBTI people through advocacy, collaborative action, and by educating and informing institutions, governments, media and civil society.

empower our members and other human rights organisations in promoting and protecting human rights, and to facilitate cooperation among ILGA regions and members.

promote the diversity and strengths of LGBTI people around the world.

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How do we do it?


We raise awareness about LGBTI human rights issues in international fora,
particularly at the United Nations, and through media.


We support our global network with capacity building trainings, and organize world and regional conferences to provide them with occasions to network and strategize.


Our experts collect reliable, evidence-based data on laws and attitudes towards our communities, and produce guides that are crucial resources in the hands of human rights defenders.