ILGA World Conferences

Since the 1970s, ILGA World Conferences have brought together LGBTIQ leaders and human rights defenders from across the globe. They have been fundamental events for our activist movement ever since, and are moments to shape our organisation’s work, aims and strategy.

ILGA World is queer democracy in action, and it all starts at an ILGA World Conference. Join us!

The 31st ILGA World Conference, hosted by the Iranti and Gender DynamiX, will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 11 to 15 November 2024.

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Le texte se lit comme suit : "Nous voulons améliorer la participation des militants francophones à la Conférence mondiale de l'ILGA. Voici comment nous nous y prenons". Le logo de la conférence mondiale 2024 de l'ILGA est placé en haut à droite de l'image et des éléments de ce logo décorent l'image. Une photo d'activistes en train d'applaudir est placée en arrière-plan

We want to improve the participation of French-speaking activists in the ILGA World Conference. Here’s how we are doing it

We are working to facilitate participation in the 2024 ILGA World Conference of activists where French is an official or co-official language
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Le logo de la conférence mondiale 2024 de l'ILGA représente un baobab dont les branches et les feuilles sont aux couleurs du drapeau de la fierté. Le texte est le suivant : "Conférence mondiale de l'ILGA 2024 : Kwa umoja we rise ! ¡Kwa umoja nos levantamos !". Le text dit: "L'inscription est ouverte!"

ILGA World Conference 2024 – registration is open!

Registration is now open for the 2024 ILGA World Conference, taking place from 11 to 15 November 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa
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Una ilustración muestra una parte del logotipo de la ILGA Mundo de 2024, que representa una rama de un árbol baobab. Una paloma con una letra en el pico vuela a su alrededor. El texto reza: "Becas para la Conferencia ILGA Mundo 2024: ¡consulte su bandeja de entrada!". El logotipo de la Conferencia ILGA Mundo 2024 aparece en la parte superior izquierda de la imagen.

Scholarships for the 2024 ILGA World Conference: check your inbox!

Did you apply for a scholarship to attend the 2024 ILGA World Conference? Please check your inbox: you have got mail!
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Turbulent times call for unity

LGBTI activists everywhere are experiencing a tidal wave of pushback for their work, in similar and yet unique ways to what is happening to other social justice movements. Even hard-fought advances can quickly be taken away when anti-democratic powers increasingly target us. We will not leave anyone behind: in unity we rise!

Sharing spaces with other movements

The power of solidarity has never been more needed than right now. As we build bridges towards a better future for all, fabricated conflicts among historically allied movements will not prevail. In times of violent opposition, we find ways forward together. In unity we rise!

Our global family returns to Africa

The ILGA World Conference returns to the African Continent for the first time in 25 years, hosted by organisations led by – and working for – lesbian, trans, and intersex persons. To the increasing targeting of our communities shaking the region, we respond with global solidarity. In unity we rise!


Kwa umoja we rise! is the theme of the 2024 ILGA World Conference. Join us in Cape Town, South Africa!


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