A REVIEW OF LITERATURE AND RESOURCES RELATED TO ACTION TOWARDS THE DECRIMINALISATION OF HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT

Purpose of the review

Open Society Foundation (OSF) is the leading global human rights donor funding the decriminalisation of homosexual conduct. OSF has developed a distinct grants portfolio that supports litigation, legislative advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns across more than a dozen eligible countries where legal reform may have regional significance.

Whilst OSF itself has a strong overview of this work, the synergies between the three strategic pathways (litigation, legislative advocacy and community action) and the impact of one country’s reform on other countries in the region, most grantees have a more limited perspective. These partners work largely at national level in their respective countries and, where reform is led by lawyers or civil society activists, such actors would benefit from broadened, integrated insight into the legal, political, and community-mobilising approaches of the other, to be more effectively aligned.

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