Human Rights

Organizations

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

Visit Amnesty International

The Council for Global Equality brings together international human rights activists, foreign policy experts, LGBT leaders, philanthropists and corporate officials to encourage a clearer and stronger American voice on human rights concerns impacting LGBT communities around the world.

Visit the Council for Global Equality

HRW is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.

Visit Human Rights Watch (HRW), LGBT Rights

IGLHRC is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

OutRight Action International

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office at Geneva.

Visit United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

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Resources

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. All human rights are universal, interdependent, indivisible and interrelated. Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral to every person’s dignity and humanity and must not be the basis for discrimination or abuse.

Visit The Yogyakarta Principles

An activists guide to using The Yogyakarta Principles to advocate for human rights for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

Visit Yogyakarta Principles in Action

 

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