International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

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The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Four critical goals shape IGLHRC's work:

  • To advocate for the elimination of discriminatory laws, policies and practices, such as sodomy laws which empower police and other authorities to abuse, harass, extort, imprison and execute.
  • To support the enactment and implementation of anti-discrimination laws, policies and practices to help build a world that is more equitable and fair.
  • To strive to reduce family, community and state-sanctioned violence, publicly condemning all forms of violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
  • To actively promote economic, social and cultural rights, such as those related to employment, housing, education and health.
Institution type: 
Advocacy organization
Country: 
International