Our national work

COC Netherlands: Devoted to social change and diversity

COC Netherlands is involved in many aspects of LGBTI rights and support. Both nationally and locally we focus on the themes of youth & schools, the elderly, safety, bi-cultural communities, religion and refugees. We have strong lobbying and advocacy efforts towards law makers, the media and social and governmental institutions. The national staff and our hundreds of volunteers are truly committed to improving the quality of everyday life for LGBTI people in all their diversity. Their work has led to dramatic legal and social changes. For examples of this, check out the Stories of Change from the Netherlands about LGBTI elderly people, Bi-cultural work, Gender-Sexuality Alliances in schools, Young LGBTI people and Support for LGBTI asylum seekers.