UN Trans Advocacy Week is a joint initiative driven by trans-led collaborative work, centering trans activism and issues at this significant global arena.
It is organized annually by the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), the Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights (RFSL), and Transgender Europe (TGEU).
UN Trans Advocacy Week takes place in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council in June/July each year, providing a fundamental opportunity to highlight trans related issues on a global stage, where historically they have been ignored, invisibilized and subsumed into the framework of advocacy centering on sexual orientation.
4th TAW: June - July 2020
Join us on 2 July at 4pm CEST for UN Trans Advocacy Week webinar on how COVID-19 crisis is draining trans funding worldwide
Join us on 25 June at 2pm CEST (English) / 7pm CEST (Spanish) for UN Trans Advocacy Week webinar on advancing trans and gender diverse depathologization.
3rd TAW: 24 June - 12 July 2019
Geneva, July 12, 2019 – In a defining vote, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert focusing on the protection against violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
In an unprecedented effort, 16 defenders from 15 countries participated over the three weeks of the 41st Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva from 24 June to 12 July – a historic landmark in trans and gender-diverse participation at UN level advocacy.
2nd TAW: 17-22 June 2018
The second UN Trans Advocacy Week gathered together 23 trans and gender diverse human rights defenders from 19 countries for the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This historic event was a joint initiative by a trans-led collaborative work, centering trans activism and issues at this significant, global arena. It
1st TAW: 5-9 June 2017
Sixteen trans and gender diverse activists from fifteen countries across all regions of the world – including Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, North America, the