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Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa

The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa, based in Johannesburg, is a Pan-African and feminist-led initiative that aims to contribute to the development of jurisprudence on sexual rights and women’s human rights on the continent by providing expertise on strategic litigation.

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Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. The foundation supports grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally and works for racial, economic, social and gender justice so everyone can live freely, without fear and with dignity. Contact the director of programs, Sarah Gunther.

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ARC International

ARC International, based in Geneva, Switzerland, advances LGBT rights and facilitates strategic planning around LGBT issues internationally, strengthening global networks and enhancing access to United Nations mechanisms. The organization has played a key role in the development of the Yogyakarta Principles on the application of International Human Rights Law in relation to sexual orientation and […]

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Fund for Global Human Rights

The Fund for Global Human Rights has made recent grants to groups working on LGBTI rights in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Contact John Kabia at jkabia@globalhumanrights.org and Tony Tate at ttate@globalhumanrights.org.

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Kaleidoscope Trust

The Kaleidoscope Trust, based in London, works to uphold the human rights of LGBT people in the Commonwealth and beyond where individuals are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

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Human Dignity Trust

The Human Dignity Trust is a legal charity based in London that supports those who want to challenge anti-gay laws wherever they exist in the world. The trust supports local activists and their lawyers to uphold international human rights law, including a person’s right to dignity, equality and privacy. Contact former Executive Director Jonathan Cooper.

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Arcus Foundation

The Arcus Foundation is a charitable foundation focused on issues related to LGBT rights, social justice and conservation. Contact Social Justice Program Vice President Jason McGill or Global Religions Program Director Randall Miller.

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American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service is an international development and human rights organization headquartered in New York City. AJWS supports women, girls and LGBT people as they organize to end discrimination, stop violence and live with dignity, safety and health. Contact Javid Syed on the sexual health and rights team.

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OutRight Action International

OutRight Action International (formerly known as the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) is a U.S.-based international nongovernmental organization that addresses human rights violations against LGBTI people. It has an office in Johannesburg that works on sub-Saharan LGBTI rights. Contact the New York headquarters.

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