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International Programme

RFSL is an internationally recognised and respected human rights organisation working with global LGBTQ rights for over 35 years.

Rainbow Academy

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

Statement Welcoming the New Report by the Independent Expert on SOGI

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), Akahatá, GATE, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), Iranti, the Swedish Federation for LGBTQ Rights (RFSL), the International Campagaign Stop Trans Pathologization (STP), and Transgender Europe (TGEU) celebrate the new Report released by the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), Victor Madrigal-Borloz.


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.

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 training and mentoring opportunity for LGBTIQ+ activists from Global South…


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

Attack on festival in Ukraine

At least 5 people were injured after the Zaporozhye Festival of Equality in Ukraine was attacked this weekend by anti-LGBTQ groups in masks. The group claimed…

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.