On this page you can find news from COC Netherlands and COC’s  partners and short essays and columns about specific themes, regions, groups or developments.

LAUNCH : Best Practices on socio economic empowerment for

Download here the Best Practices on improving the socio-economic status of LGBTI communities in English and French.

Call For Proposals – PRIDE End Evaluation

COC Netherlands is looking to recruit an evaluation consultant/team to lead the end evaluation of its 5-year programme, PRIDE. The PRIDE programme is active ...

Momentous Achievements for Intersex Rights in India

August and September of 2019 saw two major wins for intersex rights in India. In August, the government in the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu issued new ...

The ICoZ Family and Their Stories

In September 2019, a group of seven intersex people and the mother of an intersex child came together in Harare, most of them being from the suburban city ...

Justice for Jade – Transgender Rights in South Africa

In a landmark ruling from the Equality Court of South Africa on 23 September 2019, a transgender woman has been granted free expression of gender and protection ...

Call for Applications – Trainings of LGBTI Trainers

ILGA Asia and COC Nederland are looking for LGBTI activists to join our training of trainers on UN mechanisms. The training will take place from 2-6 December ...

Caesar’s ‘Story from the Heart’

In September 2019, Alijah Caesar traveled from Guyana to the Netherlands with the Building Bridges Program. In this video, Caesar shares his journey to ...

Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Botswana!

The Supreme Court of Botswana came to the unanimous conclusion that Articles 164 and 167 of the Botswana Penal Code were discriminatory and violated the ...

Feminist LBQ Women’s Conference – video

From July 6-9th 2019, over 400 LBQ women gathered in Capetown South Africa for the first global Feminist LBQ Women's Conference in history. We posted video ...

Join Us in Asking #HRC41 to #RenewIESOGI

Since 2016, the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on SOGI has assisted States to better protect people from violence ...