What we do

What we do

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

work towards achieving equality, freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people through advocacy, collaborative actions, and by educating and informing relevant international and regional institutions as well as governments, media and civil society.

empower our members and other human rights organisations in promoting and protecting human rights, irrespective of people’s sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or sex characteristics and to facilitate cooperation and solidarity among ILGA regions and members.

promote the diversity and strengths of persons of diverse SOGIESC 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.