International Gender Policy & LGBTI

International Gender Policy / LGBTI

The support of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans * and inter * people (LGBTI) is part of the identity of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and characterizes the national and international work of the foundation. The promotion of the human rights of people with non-conforming sexual orientation and gender identity is therefore firmly anchored in the work of democracy and human rights policy.

"We can all recognize ourselves in those stories"


The 41st UN Human Rights Council will decide on the renewal of the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on the Protection against Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). Caroline Ausserer spoke with the current mandate holder, Victor Madrigal-Borloz.

By Caroline Ausserer

Feature: How LGBTI activists fight for their rights worldwide

Across the globe, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans- and intersexuals (LGBTI) are coming under increasing attack as more repressive laws, discrimination and violence aggravate their living conditions. This dossier describes the restrictions confronting them and the strategies they are formulating to counter these developments.

The Fight for the Public Space: When Personal is Political


Public space is not gender neutral. This publication brings together articles written on the basis of materials from the 5th International Gender Workshop in Tbilisi in March 2016. It shows that the history of feminism is a history not only of fighting, but also one of winning.


"Our Voices, our Choices" is the international gender-political podcast series of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Here stories are told about women's and LGBTI human rights: people whose voice is not heard often and whose rights are restricted. >> subscribe for free!

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