The Civil Society Network on SDGs brings together LGBTI activists, CSOs and allies from across Africa, drawing on their very diverse and unique mix of resources and broad human rights advocacy experiences to support each other to achieve LGBTI inclusion and equality. Through this network members are invited to join a diverse community of LGBTI activists, LGBTI CSOs and their allies as the come together to brainstorm ideas and concepts, share lessons and learn from each other across a range of issues and themes related to LGBTI inclusion, SDG integration human rights, among others.
The LGBTI movement – reflected in individual activists, civil society organizations and networks – plays a central role in advancing inclusion and rights for sexual and gender minorities. It is essential that LGBTI people are not left behind in multidimensional work on poverty, gender equality efforts, youth empowerment, and so forth. The April 2019 Strategic Framework draws attention to the intersection of LGBTI issues with other rights and justice issues in the region, and to the intersection of the LGBTI movement with other relevant social movements. It is both tactically and substantively important to deepen links between the LGBTI activists and LGBTI movements in Africa and globally, as well as promoting links across regional LGBTI movements and with other efforts to address multidimensional poverty, gender equality and the SDGs more broadly.
We invite you to join our community to engage in discussions, participate in events, and share useful resources that add value to the work we all do!
This community group is a part of the #WeBelongAfrica Community Hub.