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The Commonwealth Equality Network

Established in 2013, The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) is a network of Commonwealth civil society organisations working to challenge the inequalities faced by LGBTI+ people. In 2017, the Network became the first and only LGBTI-focused organisation to be accredited by the Commonwealth, a testament to its profound and important work ensuring a free, safe and equal world for LGBTI+ people everywhere.

Kaleidoscope Trust is proud to host the Secretariat of The Commonwealth Equality Network and to serve as its Secretary.

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT+ Rights

Kaleidoscope Trust hosts the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT+ Rights. The APPG is the UK Parliament’s only formal group dedicated to promoting LGBT+ rights both in the UK and across the world. The APPG for Global LGBT+ Rights membership includes parliamentarians across parties from both the House of Commons and House of Lords, united in a common aim to improve rights for LGBT+ people globally. The APPG on Global LGBT+ Rights is directly supported by the Baring Foundation.

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Equal Rights Coalition

The intergovernmental Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) protects the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people. It was launched in July 2016, under the leadership of Uruguay and the Netherlands at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference in Montevideo, and is now a grouping of 42 states and more than 120 civil society organisations working to advance the human rights of and promote inclusive development for LGBT+ people globally. From 2018 to 2022, Kaleidoscope Trust was a civil society co-chair for the ERC and we continue to play an active role in its work.

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UK Alliance for Global Equality

The UK Alliance for Global Equality is a coalition of UK-based civil society organisations working together to support progress and promote the human rights of LGBT people around the world. Our mission is to use our collective resources and influence to promote the human rights and equality of LGBT individuals and communities around the world, to end persecution and discrimination.