The links below give access to academic and civil society institutions engaged on reproductive and sexual rights; LGBTI rights; HIV/AIDS; Sex Workers; Women’s rights; and Human rights.
Reproductive & Sexual Rights
Reproductive & Sexual Rights
Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.
FEIM es una organización no gubernamental (ONG) Argentina de mujeres y jóvenes, que trabaja desde 1989 para mejorar la condición social, política, laboral, educacional, económica y de salud de mujeres y niñas , defendiendo sus derechos y promoviendo mejores condiciones de vida y la paridad entre mujeres y hombres.
The International Centre for Reproductive Health and Sexual rights (INCRESE) is the leading Nigerian NGO working for a favourable environment and expanding access to sexual health and rights information and services.
European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (You Act)
YouAct is a recently established youth network of young people in Europe who are active in the field of sexual and reproductive rights.
Mulabi – Espacio Latinoamericando de Sexualidades y Derechos
La misión de Mulabi es trabajar en temas ligados a las sexualidades y los derechos desde puntos de vista críticos y celebratorios, promoviendo también el empoderamiento y la autonomía especialmente de las personas más excluidas con la excusa de cualquier aspecto de su sexualidad, así como difundir perspectivas latinoamericanas sobre esos temas, utilizando como estrategia principal la construcción en común del conocimiento transformador.
PEPFAR Watch is a new web resource intended to inform and spur action on U.S. global HIV/AIDS policies and related issues in which U.S. policy and funding is of concern, including reproductive and sexual health, access to treatment, and health care systems.
TARSHI works towards expanding sexual and reproductive choices in people’s lives in an effort to enable them to enjoy lives of dignity, freedom from fear, infection, and reproductive and sexual health problems.
SexualityStudies.net is a website for people engaged in the study of human sexuality – researchers, teachers, students and those working in the field. The aim is to provide a hub for the community of people working in this area to interact, share information and engage critically with key questions concerning sexuality studies.
South African Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition
The Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition is a coalition engaged in advocacy, research, service delivery, education, policy analysis and activism work in sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Women and Media Collective
The Women and Media Collective was formed in 1984 by a group of Sri Lankan feminists interested in exploring ideological and practical issues of concern to women in Sri Lanka
ABGLT ( Associção Brasileira de Gays Lésbicas e Transgêneros )
The Brazilian Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Association is a national network of 165 organisations involved with human rights and AIDS. ABGLT is the largest GLBT network in Latin America.
Al-Qaws (“Rainbow”) – for Sexual and Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society is the first legally recognized Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) organization which addresses the needs of the LGBTQ Palestinians living in Israel and the Palestinian occupied territories.
Amnesty International – LGBT Program
AI addresses questions on LGBT issues of: equal right to life; equal freedom from arbitrary arrest; equal freedom from torture and ill-treatment; equal freedom of expression and association; equality before the law; and equality in dignity and rights.
APF – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) is the leading regional human rights organisation in the Asia Pacific.
ARC International is a project-driven organisation, based in Canada, designed to make a contribution to the development of a strategic international Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered human rights agenda.
Behind The Mask
Behind The Mask is a non-profit media organisation for gay and lesbian affairs in Africa. This project operated under the Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa until 1 January 2003.
Blue Diamond Society
Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepal’s only organization for sexual minorities, is transforming the lives of sexual minorities including Meta, Dohori, Ta, Gay, Bisexual, lesbian, Hijra, Singaru, Fulumulu, Kothi, Kotha, Strian, Maugia, Panthi and manymore in Nepal.
Council for Global Equality
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.
European Intersex Community
This milestone project will for the first time make information about intersex available in 23 European languages with hopes to increase that base in the future.
Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) is a lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex human rights organization founded in the July of 2003. FARUG started informally, gained experience, strength and support and then decided to organise more formally to achieve identified goals. ______________________________________________________________________________________
La FELGTB es el referente más importante del movimiento asociativo gay, lésbico, transexual y bisexual del Estado Español.
La Fundación Triángulo es una entidad sin ánimo de lucro cuyo objetivo es la igualdad social de lesbianas, gais, bisexuales o transexuales o lo que es lo mismo, que todas las personas tengan el mismo trato independientemente de su orientación sexual o identidad de género.
GALANG is a lesbian-initiated, lesbian-run feminist human rights organization that works with lesbians, bisexual women, and trans men (LBT) in urban poor communities, or women who either self-identify as lesbian or bisexual and/or have relationships with women but self-identify as heterosexual, as well as persons labeled as females at birth but self-identify as male (trans men). _____________________________________________________________________________________
GATE – Global Action for Trans* Equality
Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) is an international organization working for the human rights of trans* people. GATE makes critical knowledge and resources available to trans* activists, supports trans* movements worldwide and works for trans* rights internationally.
GIRES (Gender Identity Research and Education Society)
GIRE’s purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people, including those who are non-binary and non-gender
Human Rights Watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people’s rights, with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues. _________________________________________________________________________
Icebreakers Uganda is a support organization formed in 2004 that caters for LGBTI – Ugandans 18 years and over – who are ‘coming out’, as well as men and women who are already ‘out, or having feelings of loneliness or isolation due to sexuality or sexual related orientation.
The mission of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status. ______________________________________________________________________________________
The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) is a world-wide network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people everywhere.
The Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) works with LGBT community inside Iran with the aim of having a better understanding of the needs and the goals of that community.
LAMBDA is a non-profit, gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence.
A LAMBDA – Associação Moçambicana de Defesa das Minorias Sexuais é uma associação que atua promovendo a igualdade de direitos cívicos, humanos e legais de cidadãos LGBTI através de educação pública, advocacia e diálogo.
LaCiudad Diversa Conversa
Blog del ciudadano gay de Medellín, Colombia, comunicando sentidos y sentires desde las diversidades sexuales. ______________________________________________________________________________________
The Naz Foundation International (NFI) is an international non-governmental organisation, thats primary aim is to improve the sexual health and human rights of marginalised males who have sex with males, their partners and families in South Asia and else where. ________________________________________________________________________________
Rede Afro LGBT
(for whom can read in Portuguese)
La RED DE LATINOAMERICA Y EL CARIBE DE PERSONAS TRANS es una red de información, acción y denuncia de personas TRANS [Travestis Transexuales Transgeneros] de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.
Sappho for Equality is a forum – the first of its kind in Eastern India – that has emerged as a consequence of a unique effort to bridge the ever-widening gulf between the queer and the non-queer community in India.
Sexual Minorities Uganda
SMUG is a coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex human rights organizations. SMUG was born on March 3, 2004 to organize LGBTI groups to create one big strong LGBTI community in Uganda.
TransGender Europe believes that the acknowledgment and acceptance of gender diversity is a integral part of a modern European society and works for the empowerment and self determination all Gender Variant (Trans) people in Europe.
Advancing Gender Equity and Human Rights in the Global Response to HIV/Aids.
AIZHI Love Knowledge Action for those who can read Chinese. Its purpose is to fight discrimination and protect the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS as well as to put forward policies which protect the rights and interests of minorities, vulnerable communities and people living with contagious diseases. ______________________________________________________________________________________
CiudaniaSX es un proyecto del IESSDH (Instituto de Estudios en Salud, Sexualidad y Desarrollo Humano) comprometido con los derechos de las personas vulnerables y afectadas por el VIH/SIDA. Es utilizado el activismo cultural como una estrategia para enfrentar el estigma y la discriminación. ______________________________________________________________________________________
ICASO is the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, a global network of non-governmental and community-based organizations. ______________________________________________________________________________________
Consejo Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Organizaciones No Gubernamentales con Servicio en VIH/SIDA. Latin American and the Caribbean Council of AIDS Services Organizations is one of the five continental secretariats of the ICASO (Canada).
La Asociación de Mujeres Meretrices de la Argentina trabaja por el respecto de los derechos humanos y laborales de todas las trabajadoras sexuales de Argentina. ______________________________________________________________________________________
The Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW) was formed in 1994 by members of some of Asia’s first organizations to work on health and human rights with sex workers, The APNSW facilitates sex worker participation and information sharing on both technical and policy issues, encourages leadership amongst male, female and transgender sex workers and does direct advocacy.
Chez Stella favours empowerment and solidarity by and amongst sex workers, since we are committed to the idea that each of us has a place in society, and human rights worth defending.
The Coalition for the Rights of Sex Workers was founded in 1996 by sex workers, former sex workers and our allies. We are part of the international struggle for the rights of people in the sex trade and for the decriminalization of our lives and our work. ______________________________________________________________________________________
DAVIDA is a brazilian organization founded to promote the women sex workers citezenship and rights and which works on education, health, communication and culture at local and national levels.
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) is an Alliance of more than 90 non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world. The GAATW International Secretariat is based in Bangkok, Thailand, and coordinates the activities of the Alliance, collects and disseminates information, and advocates on behalf of the Alliance at regional and international level.
The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) was established as an informal alliance in 1992 by a group of sex worker rights activists working within sex work projects around the world. Over the years, NSWP conducted activities in partnership with other organisations and the principle of the participation of sex workers in policy and programme development has been accepted at many levels.
Scarlet Alliance is the Australian Sex Workers Association, created to promote the civil and human rights of past and present sex workers and to work toward ending all forms of discrimination against them. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Women’s Rights
APC Women’s Networking Support Programme is a global network of women who support women networking for social change and women’s empowerment, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
A non-partisan organization, ACPD focuses on the inter-relationships between population growth and structure, the environment, over-consumption, poverty, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equity and equality, human rights, migration, economics, and other development issues. ______________________________________________________________________________________
The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) is committed to promoting and protecting women’s health rights and needs, particularly in the area of women’s sexuality and reproductive health.
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights. _____________________________________________________________________________________
Catholics for Choice
Catholics for Choice’s mission is to shape and advance sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to women’s well-being and respect and affirm the capacity of women and men to make moral decisions about their lives. _____________________________________________________________________________________
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization focused on the effects of U.S. international policies on the health and rights of women, girls, and other vulnerable populations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. ______________________________________________________________________________________
The Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights, is a women’s and women’s organizations network that in all Latin America and the Caribbean are committed in unite our efforts to achieve an effective defense of women’s rights in our region. ______________________________________________________________________________________
CREA empowers women to articulate, demand and access their human rights by enhancing women’s leadership and focuses on issues of sexuality, sexual and reproductive rights, violence against women, human rights and social justice. ______________________________________________________________________________________
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment and are committed to working for economic justice, gender justice and democracy.
La Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer (FEIM) es una Organización No Gubernamental sin fines de lucro, creada en 1989 por un grupo de mujeres profesionales especialistas en género. Tiene como objetivo desarrollar investigaciones, estudios, programas, proyectos, cursos y otras actividades para mejorar la condición social, laboral, legal, política, económica y de salud de las mujeres en la Argentina.
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
GAATW therefore promotes and defends the human rights of all migrants and their families against the threat of an increasingly globalised labour market and calls for safety standards for migrant workers in the process of migration and in the formal and informal work sectors – garment and food processing, agriculture and farming, domestic work, sex work – where slavery-like conditions and practices exist. _________________________________________________________________________
ISIS International – Manila
ISIS is a feminist NGO dedicated to women’s information and communication needs that focus on those advancing women’s rights, leadership and empowerment. ______________________________________________________________________________________ IWHC
The International Women’s Health Coalition works in three ways to build political will and influence the policies of governments, donors, and international agencies to secure girls’ and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. ______________________________________________________________________________________
Organización no gubernamental, feminista, cuya misión es la promoción y defensa de la salud y derechos sexuales y los derechos reproductivos desde una perspectiva de género y generaciones.
Observatorio de Género y Equidad
El Observatorio de Género y Equidad recoge las luchas de las mujeres chilenas por la ampliación de la ciudadanía y la construcción de una sociedad igualitaria, basada en el respeto a los derechos humanos y la diversidad. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Rainbo – Amanitare
Amanitare is a partnership of national & local organisations based in Africa working to improve the lives of African women & girls. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Red de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe (RSMLAC)
Red de Salud is a non profit organization founded to promote women’s health and the full exercise of women’s human rights and citizenship through the cultural, political and social transformation of our region and the world from a feminist perspective. ______________________________________________________________________________________ WLUML
Women Living Under Muslim Laws is an international solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women whose lives are shaped, conditioned or governed by laws and customs said to derive from Islam. ______________________________________________________________________________________ WHRnet
The Women’s Human Rights aims to provide reliable, comprehensive, and timely information and analyses on women’s human rights in English, Spanish and French. ______________________________________________________________________________________ WMW Jamaica
The Women’s Media Watch Jamaica is a civil society, not-for-profit organization comprising a core volunteer membership of women and a wide network of male and female associates. Founded in 1987, WMW is volunteer-driven and operates a small secretariat with three part-time staff. ______________________________________________________________________________________ WWHR
Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) – New Ways, an independent women’s NGO, was founded in 1993 with the aim of promoting women’s human rights in Turkey and on the international level. Since its foundation, WWHR has become a widely renowned non-governmental organization around the globe. ______________________________________________________________________________________
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing 2000 news and information items daily from over 130 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. It operates from Cape Town, Dakar, Lagos, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.
Asian Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions ______________________________________________________________________________________
Center for Economic & Social Rights (CESR)
The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) works to promote social justice through human rights. _____________________________________________________________________________________
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.
Conectas Human Rights
Conectas Human Rights is an international non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil in October 2001, with the following mission: Promoting respect for human rights and contributing to the consolidation of the Rule of Law in the Global South (Africa, Asia, and Latin America).
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights is an independent Egyptian human rights organization that was established in 2002 to promote and defend the personal rights and freedoms of individuals.
The Equal Rights Trust is an independent international organisation combating discrimination and advancing equality worldwide. It promotes a unified human rights framework on equality, approaching each aspect of inequality in the context of other relevant aspects and developing strategies for translating the principles of equality into practice. We currently work in over 40 countries, pursuing our objectives through advocacy, litigation, development of resources, and movement building.
Fahamu comprises a small core of highly skilled and experienced staff based in Cape Town (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya), Dakar (Senegal) and Oxford (UK), supporting the strengthening of human rights and social justice movements.
The International Commission of Jurists is dedicated to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights.
The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) promotes the development, strengthening, effective use and implementation of international and regional law and mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights.
______________________________________________________________________________________ Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
Human Rights Centre
The Human Rights Centre began its life in 1982-83. The Centre was located within the Law Department of the University of Essex, UK, and was designated as an international human rights law centre.
Uganda’s Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law The Coalition was established in October 2009 in response to the tabling of a now notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the Ugandan Parliament.
The membership has grown and now stands at 28 Ugandan civil society organisations.