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, a virtual conference was held in July 2021 to launch the ERC 5-year Strategy, and a hybrid conference was held in Buenos Aires in September 2022, to deliver on the ERC’s strategic priorities and provide space to discuss cross-cutting issues related to LGBTI rights.
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.
Buenos Aires 2022
The ERC conference was held on 8-9 September 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and online, and focused on delivery of the ERC’s strategic priorities and providing space to discuss cross-cutting issues related to LGBTI rights
Eliminating Harmful Practices against and Promoting Human Rights Protection of Intersex People
29 September 2023
Using CEDAW to pursue the decriminalisation of LBTQ people: promising avenues and developments
12 June 2023
Buenos Aires 2022 Conference Report
30 November 2022
ERC Pre-Conference Report 2022
08 September 2022
Anti-Gender Movement Background Paper
08 September 2022
National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees
08 April 2022
ERC statement on the decriminalization of same-sex activity between men in Mauritius
17 October 2023
ERC Statement on the SDG Summit, September 2023
20 September 2023
ERC Statement on the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Nepal
19 July 2023
Statement by the Equal Rights Coalition on the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Estonia
05 July 2023
Statement by the Equal Rights Coalition on the decriminalization of same-sex activity between men in the Cook Islands
31 May 2023
Statement by the Equal Rights Coalition on the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda
29 May 2023