Our supporter: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the main supporter of COC International work. The Dutch government pursues a policy to combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity – a policy that is itself based on the principle of non-discrimination. The Netherlands holds the view that this principle should be applied globally to include all grounds – including those of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides support for the following long-term programmes: PRIDE, Bridging the Gaps, Allies in Action, Hands Off! and others.
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science provides support for the program Pink Orange Alliance.
The Dutch embassies are our allies in supporting LGBTI groups and their advocacy agenda.