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PEN/OutWrite | 22nd August 2018

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Campaign Resources


Infographics on LGBTQI Rights
brought to you by The Dissident Blog

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity throughout History
brought to you by IDAHOT

The Lesbian and Gay Rights Map
brought to you by ILGA

PEN Materials

PEN International Resolution on Anti-LGBTQI legislation which restricts the right to Freedom of Expression
PEN International’s official position on LGBTQI rights, decided by the assembly of delegates of PEN International, meeting at its 80th World Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 29th September to 2nd October 2014

Silenced Voices, Threatened Lives: The Impact of Nigeria’s Anti-LGBTI Law on Freedom of Expression
Eighteen months after its passage, Nigeria’s “anti-gay law” has sharply curbed freedom of expression, assembly, and association in Africa’s largest democracy, according to a new report released by PEN American Center, PEN Nigeria, and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.

Education Materials

(UK) Stonewall Train the Trainer series
Stonewall’s Train the Trainer courses provide pastoral, PSHE and anti-bullying leads with all the knowledge, tools and confidence to train colleagues on tackling homophobic bullying and celebrating difference. They also provide support on meeting the requirements under the new Ofsted inspection framework. By attending one of their Train the Trainer courses, schools become a Stonewall School Champion.

Campaigning Materials 

IFEX: ‘LGBT from our Networks’
The IFEX network of organisations is connected by a shared commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. Find articles on LGBTQI issues and rights around the world from a wide network of freedom of expression organisations.

IGLHRC: Resources
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

United Nations (UN)

UN Resources: Free & Equal
Free & Equal is an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. A project of the United Nations Human Rights Office, Free & Equal raises awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, and promotes greater respect for the rights of LGBT people everywhere. The campaign engages millions of people around the world in conversations to help promote the fair treatment of LGBT people and generate support for measures to protect their rights.

UN Reports on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Born Free and Equal: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law and other reports UN Reports. 

European Union

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: LGBTQI
Helping to make fundamental rights a reality for everyone in the European Union. Featuring publications, opinion pieces, projects, surveys, news, events, speeches, surveys and country data on LGBTQI issues.