HOW WE WORK
The ERC Global Conference is the only global convening of its kind in which states, development cooperation agencies, civil society, international organizations, philanthropic foundations, and other relevant stakeholders come together to advance LGBTI human rights and inclusive development.
The Equal Rights Coalition was launched at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference in Montevideo in 2016, at which the 30 founding Member States of the ERC were announced. The Vancouver conference in 2018 marked the first conference under a fully operational ERC and provided opportunities for high-level diplomatic engagement, working-level collaboration, and network-building among ERC stakeholders.
Under the co-chairship of the UK and Argentina, the ERC global conference was due to take place in London in May 2020, bringing together key stakeholders to progress LGBTI human rights and inclusive development, but this was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will now be a virtual event, held in July 2021 and hosted by the State Co-Chair governments. This event will operationalise the ERC 5-year Strategy, look to move discussions forwards on key issues facing LGBTI communities worldwide, and produce clear outcomes for progress beyond the event.
The ERC conferences
The Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference was held from 10-15 July 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Leaving No-One Behind: the Equal Rights Coalition Global Conference on LGBTI Human Rights and Inclusive Development took place from 5-7 August 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, under the co-chairship of Canada and Chile.
A virtual ERC conference, hosted by the State Co-Chairs (the United Kingdom and Argentina), was held on 6-7 July 2021. This event focused on launching the ERC 5-year Strategy and Implementation Plan.
2021 Online Conference Report
06 August 2021
CSO Co-Chair Speeches, 2021 Conference
07 July 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic & LGBTIQ+ communities: a call for action for government & multilateral donors
20 April 2021
Gender Recognition and Trans Rights in the UK
20 October 2020
Report 1: Global Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTI Communities
20 April 2020
Equal Rights Coalition Civil Society Roles & Structure Proposal
20 November 2018
ERC 2021 Convening Civil Society Statement
09 July 2021
Equal Rights Coalition Strategic Plan 2021-2026
06 July 2021
Annex B: Five-Year Implementation Plan
06 July 2021
A statement by the Equal Rights Coalition on serious human rights violations and abuses against LGBTI people in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation.
19 April 2021
Equal Rights Coalition’s (ERC) statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the human rights of LGBTI persons
15 May 2020
Statement by Equal Rights Coalition on the situation in Brunei
13 April 2019