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. 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.

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Call for Applications: Host Entity for the ERC Secretariat

15 February 2023


Buenos Aires 2022 Conference Report

30 November 2022


ERC Pre-Conference Report 2022

08 September 2022

Research Briefing

Anti-Gender Movement Background Paper

08 September 2022


National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees

08 April 2022


National Laws & Policies: LGBTI Refugees

08 April 2022


ERC Statement on decriminalization of consensual sex between men in Singapore

02 December 2022


ERC Statement on Russia

24 November 2022


ERC Statement on the shootings in Bratislava

19 October 2022


ERC 2022 Global LGBTI Conference Declaration

09 September 2022


ERC Statement on Decriminalisation in Saint Kitts and Nevis & Antigua and Barbuda

02 September 2022


ERC Statement on the IE SOGI Mandate Renewal

11 July 2022