A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS

Working to uphold the human rights of LGBTI+ people across the Commonwealth.
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35 of the 54 Commonwealth member
states criminalise same-sex intimacy.

The Commonwealth Equality Network envisions a Commonwealth free from discrimination and violence on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics.

WHO WE ARE

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OUR MISSION

We are an inclusive network that promotes cooperation, understanding and solidarity among diverse LGBTI+ organisations to collectively defend the rights and equality of LGBTI+ people throughout the Commonwealth.

OUR VISION

A Commonwealth free from discrimination and violence on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics.

OUR IMPACT

OUR MEMBERS

Our network is a mosaic of organisations working together for a Commonwealth free from violence and discrimination against LGBTI+ people.

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MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

EQUAL GROUND

EQUAL GROUND is a nonprofit organisation seeking economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning/Queer (LGBTIQ) community of Sri Lanka.

Eswatini Sexual & Gender Minorities

We are a human rights community based advocacy organisation with the goal to advance the protection of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex persons in the kingdom of Eswatini.

NEWS

Consultancy Opportunity

Kaleidoscope Trust is a founding member and host to the Secretariat of The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN), the first civil society network to sustainably advocate on behalf of LGBT+ people in the Commonwealth. Since its foundation in 2013, TCEN has actively...

Vacancy: Research Consultants – LGBT+ Realities Affected by COVID-19 in The Commonwealth

We are seeking five research consultants to deliver research in collaboration with the TCEN Secretariat, the TCEN Management Committee, its membership and all other relevant stakeholders Kaleidoscope Trust is a founding member and host to the Secretariat of The...

The Commonwealth Equality Network announces grants of up to £12,000 to support member organisations during COVID-19 pandemic

The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) has announced a series of grants for TCEN member organisations working to bring about positive legislative, policy and social change for LGBT+ people in their respective countries and regions across the Commonwealth. The grants...

TCEN WINS GAY TIMES HONOUR FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TRAILBLAZER

On November 21st, representatives of the TCEN Secretariat appeared at the GAY TIMES Honours 500 ceremony, which honours queer people and their allies who have had a profound impact on the community over the last 12 months.

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