Who we are

Governing Bodies

The governance of the Equal Rights Coalition is run through three key bodies, covering Member States, civil society organisations, and multilaterals.

Executive Committee

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.

Coordinating Committee

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.

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National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees

08 April 2022

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National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees

08 April 2022

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National Laws & Policies: Legal Gender Recognition

03 December 2021

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National Laws & Policies: Legal Gender Recognition

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Legal Gender Recognition Factsheet

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2021 Online Conference Report

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Statement

ERC Statement on the IE SOGI Mandate Renewal

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ERC Statement for HRC50 on the Independent Expert for SOGI’s Mandate Renewal

16 June 2022

Statement

Equal Rights Coalition´s (ERC) Statement on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

17 May 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on the Aggression against Ukraine and the protection of LGBTI persons and refugees.

06 April 2022

Statement

ERC Statement on the Nexus Between Democracy and the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

10 December 2021

Declaration

ERC 2021 Convening Civil Society Statement

09 July 2021