The organisations listed in this section have been recommended by colleagues at the Sexuality and Development programme at IDS and our global partners. If you would like to suggest an organisation to include here please email the details to

For LGBTI and allied organisations, see the ILGA directory which contains links to over 3000 organisations around the globe.


International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

International Commission of Jurists. For their work on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and Women's Human Rights.

For sexuality research centres and institutions see Sexuality Policy Watch


Botswana – Bonela“BONELA is a national network of individuals and organizations that promotes a just and inclusive environment that contributes to the quality of life for people affected by HIV and AIDS through advocacy, capacity building and building a network of individuals and organizations”

South Africa - OUT

South Africa - Triangle Project

South Africa - Gender Dynamix

South Africa - Durban Lesbian and Gay Community & Health Centre

Ethiopia - Wise Up:a condom promotion and HIV prevention programme for sex workers and their clients run by social marketing company DKT.

Uganda - Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law: a coalition of 51 Ugandan civil society organisations working to drop the current Anti Homosexuality Bill

Uganda - Refugee Law Project: Centre for Justice and Forced Migrants at Makerere University, Kampala

Rwanda - Other Sheep Rwanda: Organisation for gay Christians in East Africa

The Americas

Brasil - The Latin American Centre on Sexuality and Human Rights (CLAM) at the State University of Rio de Janeiro’s Institute of Social Medicine.

Latin America - CLADEM Women's Rights Organisation.


India - Nirantar Centre for Gender and Education

Nepal - Blue Diamond Society working for sexual and gender minority rights in Nepal

Australia & Oceana



United Kingdom - Stonewall: working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals

Denmark -  LGBTnet: Website provides an introduction and resources on how to work with aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity for NGOs and others engaged in international development.