LGBTI Programs

LGBT Global Development Partnership

The LGBT Global Development Partnership brings together USAID, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute, Williams Institute and Olivia Companies to strengthen civil society organizations, enhance participation in democratic processes, and research the economic impact of discrimination of LGBT people.

South Africa Human Rights Fund

USAID supports the Government of South Africa in combating gender-based violence. The fund will strengthen prosecution and adjudication of sexual offenses, improve court and case management of sexual offenses cases, and promote awareness of the Office of the Chief Justice and the public on sexual offenses and gender-based violence against LGBT persons.


For over 20 years, USAID has supported HIV/AIDS programming, currently focused on research of the disease, effective program models for targeted prevention, and care and treatment services for high-risk populations. Programming also supports the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other donors.

Being LGBT in Asia

USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia supports the Being LGBT in Asia, which is providing much needed research on the socio-economic reality of LGBT communities in six priority countries: China, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The study is jointly supported by USAID and the United Nations Development Program. It was inspired by USAID Forward’s principles and includes elements for rebuilding policy capacity, strengthening monitoring and evaluation, leading on innovation, supporting science and technology, building local capacity, and attracting and retaining talent.

LGBTI protection and empowerment in Colombia

With USAID's support, LGBTI NGOs in Colombia advocated for the development and passing of the 2011 National Anti-Discrimination Law. USAID continues to empower local LGBTI groups to monitor the law's implementation, educate government officials and police about legal obligations under the law, and advocate for the rights of the LGBTI community.

Resources and Links

LGBT Global Partnership brochure PDF for download
Being LGBT in Asia brochure PDF for download
USAID/Colombia LGBTI activities

Last updated: August 28, 2013

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