ILGA-Europe strongly believes that LGBTI activists can best learn from each other. We have supported peer-learning activities for many years, for instance through our annual conference and various publications, but also through a growing number of online activities. We wanted to create an even easier way to make knowledge and resources available for LGBTI activists and their allies, in a way that is accessible whether we can come together in person or not.
Much of the information that the ILGA-Europe team shares with activists on a daily basis depends on activists knowing our staff already. We wanted to create a lower threshold to get access to information that can support the work of activists, without an activist necessarily having to know the ILGA-Europe staff member who works on a particular issue.
We also wanted to create a living space where activists can share their own successes and learning. Whilst lots of such sharing happens when activists know each other, there wasn’t a central place where such experiences could be shared more widely. Thus we created The Hub, ILGA-Europe’s LGBTI resource-sharing centre, with the goal to contribute to the development of our collective capacities as the LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia.
The Hub is an easily accessible online platform for LGBTI activists in Europe and Central Asia. ILGA-Europe offers various resource cards that contain information and guides around certain thematic areas of work. Activists can proactively contribute to building resources by sharing case studies.They can also let us know what information they feel is missing on The Hub, so that we over time can build an even stronger resource-sharing centre. ILGA-Europe is the umbrella for over 600 LGBTI organisations in Europe and Central Asia. We are a driving force for political, legal and social change in Europe and Central Asia. Our vision is of a world where dignity, freedoms and full enjoyment of human rights are protected and ensured to everyone regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. For more information about our work, visit www.ilga-europe.org.