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Our International Work

RFSL works globally to improve respect for LGBTQI people’s rights and cooperates with a number of partner organisations around the world. We also continue our advocacy work towards Swedish decision-makers in order to ensure that LGBTQI people’s rights are included in the government’s foreign policy and development work.


Latest statements and news focusing on RFSL:s international work.

Rainbow Academy

Rainbow Academy is RFSL’s platform for international trainings – a space for LGBTQ activists to come together, and grow together. Rainbow Academy offers a variety of…


RFSL works to improve the lives of LGBTQ people at a global level, through sharing knowledge about LGBTQ issues in international organisations, and influencing global processes to include an LGBTQ perspective.

A World For All

Read RFSL's manual for working globally with sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. The manual is aimed at organisations and people working with…

Sports create involvement

TransActive is a South African project that strengthens and mobilises women with a trans experience through sports. It's about promoting health and well-being but mainly about…

Media advocacy in Southern Africa

Iranti-org is a Johannesburg based visual media organisation for lesbian, trans and intersex persons. Iranti works within a human rights framework raising issues on gender, identities,…

Rainbow Advocacy Program

Rainbow Advocacy Program (RAP), implemented with kind support of ILGA World and Sida, is a 13-month-long fellowship for LGBTIQ+ activists from Global South and East to…


Since 2010, RFSL has been collaborating with Arus Pelangi, a federation of LGBTQ organisations in Indonesia.

Activist Profiles

At RFSL we are in close contact with activists around the world. Interviews with some of them are featured here. First out is Jessica St Rose from St Lucia.