Global Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy

Produced by the HRC Foundation

The goal of the Global Partnerships program is to help strengthen the equality movement in countries around the world through more effective advocacy, campaigning, organizing and outreach. We work with a global network of more than 180 LGBTQ+ organizations and leaders in 90+ countries around the world.

Our key programs include our flagship annual Global Innovative Advocacy Summit, Global Small Grants Program and our Global Fellows Program.

In addition, HRC Global Partnerships program offers capacity-building and strategic planning opportunities to selected organizations that are working to improve the lives of their LGBTQ communities. Based on four decades of lessons learned in the U.S. and around the world, HRC Global provides workshops and trainings to help organizations develop creative and innovative plans to move their programs and movements to the next level. We work with partners to:

  • Strategize the best way forward
  • Decide on a specific course of action
  • Create comprehensive yet manageable plans to achieve their desired outcomes
  • Advise on how to resource, launch and implement these plans

This program is only open to current and former HRC Global Innovators and HRC Global Fellows. Through this network, we work with a wide range of LGBTQ organizations, across regions and issues. We select organizations that are established, have a structure that can support a process of creating and implementing plans, have accountability mechanisms and a successful track record of conducting innovative programs.

Our current focus is on helping organizations develop plans for building networks of allies. We also build capacity in increasing visibility through campaigns and outreach, creating networks of influencers, changing hearts and minds, creating safe spaces for LGBTQ people at work, engaging businesses and creating political and legal change.

2019-20 Partners

In 2019-20 we are conducting regional workshops on “Engaging People of Faith as Allies for Equality” in Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy: Engaging People of Faith as Allies for Equality

.@HRC was proud to lead a workshop about engaging people of faith as allies for LGBTQ equality at @ILGAEurope conference. #IEPrague2019

— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 29, 2019

.@HRC was proud to lead a workshop about engaging people of faith as allies for LGBTQ equality at the @ILGALAC conference. #JuntesPorLaPaz

— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) November 27, 2019

HRC Global Brings Leaders Together to Share Ideas for Building a Stronger Movement

✍️Designing advocacy campaigns
⚖️Challenging discriminatory laws & policies
��Engaging allies
��️‍��Changing institutions to be more inclusive
@HRC Global is proud to learn from international advocates through our Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy program.

— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) July 7, 2019

2018-19 Partners

In 2018-19 we delivered three regional workshops in Lima, Peru, Tirana, Albania, and Hanoi, Vietnam for close to thirty advocates on the topic of "Engaging Employers as Allies for Equality."

Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy: Engaging Employers as Allies for Equality

That’s a wrap on another successful year of @HRC Global’s Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy Program! We visited:
���� Peru
���� Albania
���� Vietnam

— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) March 3, 2019

2017-18 Partners

HRC Wraps Up First Year of Global Partnerships Program

HRC Announces 2017-18 Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy

HRC Global Partners with LGBTQ Advocates in Nicaragua

HRC Global formed the inaugural class of our newly launched Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy program with organizations in these six countries:

— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 3, 2018

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