Grantee profile

Global Initiatives for Human Rights (Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights)

In 2007, the US-based charity Heartland Alliance launched an international programme in support of LGBT rights. Global Initiatives for Human Rights (GIHR) is a small, specialised unit within Heartland Alliance that supports the protection and promotion of human rights, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Over the past eight years this initiative has helped grassroots LGBT organisations develop institutional and programmatic capacity in the Middle East and North Africa, Central America, East Africa, West Africa, and the Caribbean, and conducted successful advocacy at the Organization of American States and the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights.