Friday, 30 July 2010

ILGA launches a world Directory of LGBTI and allied organizations

Source: ILGA

This service which lists ILGA member groups as well as non members also includes trade unions, women’s or human rights organizations in an attempt to create bridges with NGOs which are not working specifically on LGBTI rights but include or support this agenda. ILGA’s membership includes for example the city of Barcelona and Amsterdam or multi-million member global trade union Public Services International.

Visit ILGA's Directory!

The unique world directory which was created thanks to a grant of IBM, is free and open to all. It aims at capturing the diversity and richness of the many groups and people of good will in the world campaigning for the equal rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex people.

Renato Sabbadini, co-secretary general of ILGA:
It’s a new service and a new challenge in ILGA’s 30 year history. How many lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and intersex organizations operate around the world? How do people organise? What are their activities? What services do they offer to their community? At this moment, nobody is able to give a definitive answer to these questions. The directory is a first phase of a wider project which looks at providing an international platform for LGBTI groups to come together, share their info amongst an increasing number of people who are caring more and more about what is happening to gays, lesbians, bisexual, trans and intersex people around the world.
Gloria Careaga, co-secretary general of ILGA:
ILGA is now a network of more than 600 groups around the world, groups which are active at a political level in their country. With this directory, we want to go beyond and reach out to the many more groups which are part of our community. Most of them are politically active and, with their actions, and presence, they are the ones organising social change, they are the ones making it happen. We hope that by establishing contact and taking them onboard, we’ll then be able to reach out to many more people around the world and multiply the impact of ILGA’s campaigns.
For more information, contact ILGA at 0032 2 502 24 71,

ILGA is a network of over 600 groups from 111 countries fighting since 1978 for equal human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex and transgender people. The work of ILGA is supported by the Dutch organizations HIVOS and NOVIB, by IBM, by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), and by the ARCUS Foundation.
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