Tools and Strategies
2008, 9 pages
This guide from 2012 is intended as a manual for LGBT activists and NGOs in other countries to help them understand how U.S. embassies work; how to call on U.S. diplomats to support their human rights goals; how to access U.S. support, including both technical and financial support; and how to frame requests in ways that will appeal to strategic U.S. priorities.
The guide also describes two cases in Uganda and Honduras where the US Embassy cooperated closely with civil society in efforts to improve the LGBT rights.
An introduction to the Yogyakarta Principles, to facilitate a deeper understanding of the Principles and to encourage their use and their promotion (2010).
The guide is targeted primarily at activists working on LGBTI issues, but is also likely to be of interest to others engaged in the promotion of human rights: grassroots human rights defenders, national equality bodies, lawyers, NGOs, and others.
Structured in four sections, where especially the third section - a collection of case studies illustrating the impact of the Yogyakarta principles - is very interesting. Here you find examples on how to challenge oppressive legal standards, develop new government policy, seek a more responsive government, educate the public and build a movement. One example illustrates how human rights training for lesbians and transgender women in Lebanon helped them mobilize a strong movement
Creating Spaces. Common issues, lessons learnt and ways forward for people involved in the development of LGBTI organisations
2012, 126 pages
Inspirational publication on the development of LGBTI organisations.
Over the years, the many people involved in this sector have gathered an enormous wealth of implicit knowledge on how these organisations work, how they relate to each other and how they develop themselves. This publication captures some of their practices and will make their organisational lessons learnt more explicit. Making these lessons more accessible will support practitioners who are involved in one way or another in the development of LGBTI organisations, whether they be activists, funders, capacity enhancers, networkers, programmers, lobbyists or whichever other role or combinations of roles.
One of the chapters deals specifically with LGBTI people and organisations in a hostile environment.
Global Rights collaborates with local partners to expand the understanding of sexuality-related violence and discrimination in human rights terms, as well as to respond to specific human rights cases.
This guide from 2008 provides case studies, showing how to strengthen human rights campaign efforts. It demonstrates how communities can be mobilized to respond to abuses and prevent additional suffering, and how people can bring strategic court cases to build a more solid legal foundation for the rights of LGBTI persons, while also creating alliances with other marginalized groups. The guide also includes a broad material resource list of reports in the LGBTI area