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Advocacy Week Application 2024


Every year, Outright International hosts activists of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) from around the world for a week of high-level meetings and activities at the United Nations in New York. 

We encourage activists to apply to get a chance to join us as one of our delegates for this 2024 Advocacy Week, which will take place from May 13 to May 17, 2024.

Our Advocacy Week has four aims, presented as follows:


Facilitate the use of the New York-based UN system such that activists of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and sex characteristics enhance their networks and identify new entry points for progressing LGBTIQ movement building at home.


Elicit clear commitments from UN agencies and member states to take steps to address specific human rights issues impacting people of diverse SOGIESC around the world.


Bring together activists of diverse SOGIESC from around the globe and create safe spaces for networking and exchanging information and experiences.


Build the capacity and knowledge of New York-based UN and member state representatives about the situations and human rights of LGBTIQ people.

Advocacy Week 2024 will kick off with three online training sessions in March, April and May. There will also be a full day of an in-person brainstorming session on May 13. During the training we will go through basic knowledge and ways of engagement towards member states, UN agencies and other stakeholders to better define  how we will be  using   the week for effective Advocacy. From May 14th - 1th, Outright will set up strategic meetings with diplomatic missions, UN agencies, and other advocacy targets, as well as events at the United Nations and Outright’s office.

Application Process

If you are an LGBTIQ* activist and feel you and/or your organization would benefit from participating in Outright’s Advocacy Week, please fill out this questionnaire to assist us in the selection process.

Applications are due by January 15, 2024.

We look forward to hearing from you!


* Outright uses the term LGBTIQ as shorthand for the huge diversity of sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and sex characteristics. We recognize both the limitations and opportunities of the language that we use to describe ourselves and our movements.


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