Local Reach Global Impact: from describing our realities to taking collective action
The Global Equality Fund (GEF) is a public-private partnership that supports innovative civil society programs that promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI people around the world. The GEF’s global reach is significant, empowering groups and activists in more than 90 countries. Drawing its strength from the support and partnership of a strong international coalition of like-minded governments, businesses and foundations, the GEF amplifies local LGBTI voices and movements to catalyze positive change.
The first ever Global Equality Fund (GEF) Stakeholders Workshop brought together global leaders in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) activism for a week of robust engagement, purposeful deliberation and collaborative exchange held from 2 to 6 March 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop was a unique opportunity for different actors to connect, engage and strategize on securing the human rights of LGBTQI+ people globally. Participants met over four days, engaging in a schedule of speeches, discussions, small-group work, trainings and opportunities for applied learning and networking.
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