Who we are
The governance of the Equal Rights Coalition is run through three key bodies, covering Member States, civil society organisations, and multilaterals.
The Executive Committee comprises the State Co-Chairs, Civil Society Co-Chairs, State Co-Chairs of the Thematic Groups, and UNAIDS and the World Bank.
They meet regularly to agree on key decisions and progress the work of the ERC. This body is vital to provide overall governance and oversight of the ERC mechanism, to set priorities for the Coalition, and to agree on internal procedures and processes.
The Coordinating Committee comprises all 42 Member States, plus the Civil Society Co-Chairs and the Civil Society Thematic Group Co-Chairs.
They meet regularly to agree the overall direction of the Coalition, and coordinate upcoming ERC activities.
Civil Society Core Group
Governance of civil society is led by the Civil Society Core Group, chaired by the Civil Society Co-Chairs, and attended by civil society members who take active roles in the ERC.
The criteria for membership, as listed in the Terms of Reference, are involvement in at least one Thematic Group and experience working at the international/regional level OR with their national government on advancing human rights. The Core Group should also reflect diversity across geographic regions and identity groups. Terms are two years, in parallel to the overall co-chairship (currently extended to three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Selection occurs by CSOs indicating their interest to the Co-Chairs.
The Core Group meets monthly to coordinate civil society activities, set priorities for civil society, run decision-making processes, and agree on internal procedures.
The 2019-22 members are: 100% Diversidad y Derechos; Access Chapter 2; APCOM; Asociación Familias Diversas de Argentina; COC Nederlands; Comunidad Homosexual Argentina (CHA); Conurbanos por la Diversidad; Council for Global Equality; CREA; Dignity Network; Equal Asia Foundation; FRI; Fundación Colectivo Hombres XX A.C.; GATE; Human Rights Campaign; Humanity First Cameroon; ILGA World; International Family Equality Day; Intersex Human Rights Australia; Kaleidoscope Trust; Kapul Champions; Musas de Metal Grupo de Mujeres; Namibia Diverse Women’s Association; OTD-Chile; OutRight; RFSL – Swedish Federation; Stonewall; Synergía Initiatives for Human Rights; UNIBAM; Unión Afirmativa.
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