Launched in 2006 and among the first to work in this arena, Global Rights equips and strengthens lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) and mainstream human rights activists and organizations throughout the world to expose abuses directed against individuals based on their real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

By helping local partners to monitor and document human rights abuses, challenge discriminatory legislation or to mitigate its impacts, and promote and protect human rights for LGBTI individuals, we aim to expand the reach and effectiveness of existing human rights protections for this marginalized and vulnerable population. 

Global Rights’ LGBTI Initiative has had a two-year field-based presence in Sierra Leone since 2011. Based on the increasing skills, pluralism, and visibility we see in LGBT civil society there, we believe that the opportunity exists to build on the foundation we created earlier in Nigeria and then developed in Sierra Leone.

Publications

Report on the Human Rights Situation of Afro-Brazilian Transgender Women  
November 2013 | English