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Call for applications: Consultancy on International Human Rights standards applicability to trans people across a range of themes targeted by anti-gender actors

We encourage applications from trans, gender diverse and intersex people, Black, Indigenous, Latinx people and people of color, D/deaf and disabled people, people from a migrant background, and sex workers.

Application Deadline:20 June 2022
Location:Home-based / Remote
Contract Duration:Up to 2 months
Language required:English


At an increasing rate, in different countries and contexts, anti-gender movements have led coordinated attacks on trans rights achievements, as well as targeting the conditions needed for trans and gender diverse (TGD) movements to survive and thrive. Through its work, GATE supports TGD communities in responding to anti-gender attacks and building back these foundations. Anti-gender programming for GATE is focused on supporting the wider sustainability of the movements and strengthening of TGD communities and CSOs. The goal is to  further equip our communities to respond in different contexts and positionalities. 


  • The objective of this consultancy is to produce a publication aiming to help draw a clear policy line around issues targeted by anti-gender actors and help guide responses at a high level, therefore supporting clarity for potential allies and powerholders.

Scope of Work

We are seeking a consultant who can develop a high-impact publication clearly articulating how existing international human rights standards already apply to protection and rights issues for trans people across a range of themes targeted by anti-gender actors, at international and national levels. Themes include children and young people’s rights, education, healthcare, sports, justice, and key NGO program areas (e.g., access to SRHR and GBV services). Where applicable, key sectoral actors on these issues and international institutional targets, should be engaged in standards development, endorsement, and communications; and it should guarantee a participatory approach in close collaboration with grassroots activists. States that champion LGBTIQ+ rights could also be engaged.

GATE will support the selected consultant in reaching out to the key actors mentioned above if needed. The consultant will be supervised by a designated program officer at GATE.


The key deliverables for the consultant include the following (a detailed work plan will be submitted by the consultant during the inception period).

  • A publication
  • A potential to share initial research findings with activists for their feedback

Essential Requirements

  • Expertise in International Human Rights standards 
  • Strong experience in knowledge development (through a track record of developing similar publications)
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in trans, gender diverse and/or LGBTQI issues
  • Deep knowledge of anti-gender opposition, especially as faced by trans, gender diverse and wider LGBQI communities
  • Exceptional written and communication skills in English

Desirable Skills

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and demonstrated experience working with a diversity of communities and groups, deep knowledge and commitment to an intersectional approach
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to clearly synthesize empirical data, using feminist participatory approaches in research through intersectional and intercultural perspectives

Selection Process

The amount for this entire contract is between $6000 – $8000. This amount is negotiable based on the strength of the application, proposed methodology and approach, and the level of expertise. GATE will select the consultant based on proposals from interested applicants. 

Submit the following to the email listed below with the suggested subject line on June 20, 2022: Publication on HR standards for TGD activists

Email: to:

  • Curriculum Vitae that includes the consultant’s qualifications to undertake this work
  • A two-page proposal summarizing your approach to the work and a timeline
  • Two examples or samples of relevant previous work
  • Budget that includes the total project rate and/or daily rate and any expenses likely to be incurred
  • A breakdown of the project timeline

About GATE

GATE is an international organization working on gender identity, gender expressions and sex characteristics. It was founded in 2009, and it is registered in New York (USA). GATE’s programmatic work is organized around four main areas: Depathologization, HIV, Movement Building and UN, with a cross-cutting emphasis on socio-economic justice.