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LGBTQ+ Solidarity

Description: IRTF advocates for gender and sexual identity solidarity in Latin America. Through education, advocacy, and action, IRTF amplifies the calls for justice from women and LGBTQ+ persons who have faced oppression, abuse, or gender-based violence. IRTF responds to the call for solidarity with women and the LGBTQ+ community in Latin America; as they become more vocal and visible, those who speak out increasingly become targets of human rights abuses.

Vision: IRTF envisions a world where women and members of the LGBTQ+ community in Central America and Colombia have the ability to speak their minds and live their lives according to their gender identities without the threat of oppression by their communities and governments. IRTF envisions a world where all people are guaranteed their basic human rights, where women and LGBTQ+ persons are fully accepted into their societies and no longer face fear or discrimination in the workplace, education, healthcare and other institutions.