Toward a More Inclusive Commonwealth

Reporting Organization:The Royal Commonwealth Society
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 337,652
Timeframe: December 21, 2017 - July 31, 2019
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

The Royal Commonwealth Society

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 113,113.42 (33.50%)

Oceania - $ 60,777.36 (18.00%)

South America - $ 58,751.45 (17.40%)

Central America - $ 25,661.55 (7.60%)

Southeast Asia - $ 16,882.60 (5.00%)

North Africa - $ 15,194.34 (4.50%)

South Asia - $ 13,843.73 (4.10%)

Europe - $ 13,506.08 (4.00%)

East Asia - $ 12,155.47 (3.60%)

Central Asia - $ 7,766.00 (2.30%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (60 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

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This project aims to promote the human, social, and economic rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Commonwealth countries. It is designed to identify the types of legal tools that could be used to assist interested Commonwealth governments with reforms to improve the legal standing and the lives of LGBT persons. Project activities include: (1) research; (2) expert consultations; (3) the development of a roadmap on specific types of legal tools that could be developed and used to assist with decriminalization; and (4) dialogue events with representatives from Commonwealth member countries to share best practices and to discuss possible areas for reform.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased knowledge among Commonwealth governments and experts of legal tools suitable for reforming legislation to decriminalize consensual same-sex activity in the Commonwealth jurisdictions; (2) increased knowledge of existing global, particularly southern-led, efforts to advance LGBTI persons’ rights and the potential support offered by Commonwealth networks for further reform; and (3) increased use by Commonwealth governments of technical assistance and information to undertake legal or policy reform aimed at improving the legal standing and lives of LGBTI people.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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