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.

Read more about past Global Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy: 

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

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

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

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