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Toolkits on Financial Management and Strategic Planning

Toolkits on Financial Management and Strategic Planning

We are happy to announce that the following toolkits, developed by Kaleidoscope Trust in collaboration with the invited experts under the FCDO-funded Fighting the Reversing Tide project, are now available for the organisations and partners we work with.The first one...

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TCEN proposals at CHOGM 2022

TCEN proposals at CHOGM 2022

Key priorities and asks Provide sustainable funding: Funding and investment for LGBTI+ organisations, programming, and services. a. Effective, long-term, and consistent financial investment for civil society organisations and service providers who support LGBTI+...

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TCEN POLICY TRACKER

TCEN POLICY TRACKER

The Commonwealth Policy Tracker. Using its interactive functions, you will be able to explore several key indicators linked to equality and sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, and track relevant policy developments across Commonwealth member...

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Commonwealth Day 2022 – Delivering a Common Future

Commonwealth Day 2022 – Delivering a Common Future

To mark Commonwealth Day 2022, The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) would like to express its pride in and admiration of the work undertaken by its members over the past two years. Although LGBTI persons across the Commonwealth faced discrimination, violence and...

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Statement on Tonga volcanic eruption

Statement on Tonga volcanic eruption

The Commonwealth Equality Network is deeply concerned about our friends and colleagues at the Tonga Leitis Association (TLA), the people of the Kingdom of Tonga and Fiji and those across the Pacific Islands who have been impacted by the devastating eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai and the tsunami that followed.

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The Commonwealth Equality Network on  Human Rights Day 2021

The Commonwealth Equality Network on Human Rights Day 2021

In many countries across the Commonwealth, the rights ostensibly enshrined to LGBTI+ people at birth are violated, time and again, owing to a legacy of harm resulting from discriminatory laws made many years ago, and upheld by those who do not believe warrant the same protections as other citizens.

We do.

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Consultancy Opportunity

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...

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LGBTI+ People in the Commonwealth in the Covid Era: An Update

LGBTI+ People in the Commonwealth in the Covid Era: An Update As we noted in our 2020 LGBTI+ in the Commonwealth in the Covid-19 Era report, the pandemic has “disrupted on a scale which has left almost no corner of the Commonwealth untouched and no person unaffected...

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LGBTI+ in the Commonwealth in the COVID-19 Era

LGBTI+ in the Commonwealth in the COVID-19 Era

COVID-19 is having drastic effects across the world – and a disproportionate impact on marginalised communities. We spoke to members of The Commonwealth Equality Network to gain insight into the ways in which the crisis is impacting their work, their lives and their...

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Malta Declaration on Resilience

Malta Declaration on Resilience

The combined efforts of civil society from around the Commonwealth have produced a new declaration on governance for resilience to be submitted to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta. The Malta declaration contains substantive...

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Video: Joleen Mataele on LGBTI rights

Video: Joleen Mataele on LGBTI rights

Commonwealth Equality Network member and chair of the Pacific Sexual Diversity Network discusses LGBTI rights in the Commonwealth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJbU-Iw_j3M

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Report: Civil Society and the Commonwealth

Report: Civil Society and the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative report, “Civil Society and the Commonwealth: Reaching for Partnership, investigates the gap between civil society and the Institutions of the Commonwealth. The report warns that the Commonwealth risks lapsing into...

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Speaking Out – LGBTI rights in the Commonwealth

Speaking Out – LGBTI rights in the Commonwealth

Published by the Kaleidoscope Trust,  Speaking Out  reports on the rights violations faced by LGBTI people in the Commonwealth. Compiled in conjunction with the biggest ever coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex organisations from across...

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