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.
5th UN TAW: June - July 2021
At the close of the 47th Human Rights Council and the 5th UN Trans Advocacy Week*, we have seen a significant increase in diplomatic missions engaging with issues relating to trans rights.
Women, feminist, LGBTIQ+, and trans-led organizations have come together to reaffirm core feminist principles – sign on now!
Join us on 7 July for the side event “Feminist and LGBTI Movements: Uniting is Our Strength” at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council.
During HRC47, UN Trans Advocacy Week 2021 partners made a statement in support of the IE SOGI’s report “The Law of Inclusion”.
Trans Advocacy Week 2021: trans activists worldwide come together during the UN Human Rights Council
For the fifth year in a row, trans & gender diverse activists globally will come together for Trans Advocacy Week at UN Human Rights Council.
Join us on June 23 at 3pm CET for UN Trans Advocacy Week Side Event on defending the lives of transgender women.
4th UN TAW: June - July 2020
Join us on 15 July at 3pm CEST for the Human Rights Council side event discussing banning conversion therapies.
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 UN 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 UN 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 UN 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