International Gender Policy / LGBTI

The support of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans * and inter * people (LGBTI) is part of the identity of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and characterizes the national and international work of the foundation. The promotion of the human rights of people with non-conforming sexual orientation and gender identity is therefore firmly anchored in the work of democracy and human rights policy.

40 Years CEDAW: The International Bill of Rights for Women

Das Bild zeigt ein Gruppenfoto mit Menschen in Berlin

Queering Memory: ALMS Conference 2019 in Berlin

Feature: How LGBTI activists fight for their rights worldwide

Focus on human rights for LGBTI people: Ten years of the Yogyakarta Principles

The Fight for the Public Space: When Personal is Political

Public space is not gender neutral. This publication brings together articles written on the basis of materials from the 5th International Gender Workshop in Tbilisi in March 2016. It shows that the history of feminism is a history not only of fighting, but also one of winning.

Perspectives Africa: #Game-Changer

Political discourse and action is coordinated more and more through Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp. This edition of Perspectives Africa capture the complex and plural ways in which Africans are attempting to use new media to democratice democracy on the continent, the challenges they face, and the valuable lessons learned.


"Our Voices, our Choices" is the international gender-political podcast series of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Here stories are told about women's and LGBTI human rights: people whose voice is not heard often and whose rights are restricted. >> subscribe for free!

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