Human Rights and InterPride

Human Rights are one of the key areas InterPride focuses on. 

InterPride makes annual scholarships available to Member Prides to participate in our General Meeting & World Conference. Remote participation is also available for participants. During the conference, Pride organizers worldwide share their knowledge and experiences and build networks to strengthen local Pride.
 
In addition to scholarships, InterPride has a Solidarity Fund that provides financial assistance to LGBTQIA+ organizations which are trying to positively influence the situation of the LGBTQIA+ community in their respective local communities, organizers of Pride in hostile environments without government back-up and Pride organizers in economically weak countries. More specifically, InterPride focuses on ideas and proposals that contribute to the increased visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community or are related to the Pride movement.
 
Within the area of Human Rights, InterPride formulated three main goals:
 
  • Increasing the awareness about Pride as a tool to support LGBTQIA+ rights and support Pride organizers in achieving and retaining impact on Human Rights.
  • Pursuing and safeguarding the right to assembly, the freedom of speech, and the freedom of expression as fundamental rights for visible and safe Pride events.
  • Showing solidarity and organizing campaigns for those in hostile environments or suffering from Human Rights violations in the context of Pride.
  • PrideRadar is one of the Human Rights projects of InterPride. Next to PrideRadar, the introduction of online webinars and live-stream presentations are used as a training and awareness-creation tool for Pride organizers within the global movement. Storytelling is another crucial part of our Human Rights work. Articles written by volunteers from around the world disclose developments within the Pride movement.
Prides in hostile environments or Pride organizers who face persecution or violent attacks can also count on the support of InterPride. Advocacy, a public voice, or tokens of solidarity are tools for InterPride to fulfill its tasks. It is also essential to visit Pride events worldwide and take to the stage to visualize the global solidarity many Pride's need.
 
Building regional networks of Pride organizers on every continent as part of the worldwide movement is one of the ways to strengthen the Global Pride Movement. As long as the LGBTQIA+ community cannot freely and safely march in every city, in every village, or in every street worldwide, Human Rights will remain a priority for InterPride.