Spectrum Human Rights Alliance is a leading international organization devoted to human rights advancement on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and former Soviet Union countries.
Led by the common human values of integrity, equality, respect, diversity and partnership, we are committed to improve the lives of those who experience discrimination and abuse because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. We are committed to build a world with equal human rights for everyone, everywhere.
To achieve our goals we develop strong human rights movements globally by building advocacy partnerships and as partners we work side-by-side with local activists to strengthen their capacity to confront human rights violations at home. We also enable our partners to connect and communicate with a variety of international human rights organizations —including the United Nations and NGOs at the regional and global level. Together with our partners, we monitor and document human rights violations and respond to human rights emergencies thus creating public awareness and visibility at the international level. We firmly stand by those who fight to change discriminatory laws and policies affecting LGBT communities.
Our major goals include:
- Elimination of discriminatory laws, policies and practices against LGBT community that empower police and other authorities to abuse, harass, extort, imprison and execute people.
- Enactment and implementation of anti-discrimination legislation and practices to help creating a world that is more equitable and fair
- Elimination of family, community and state-sanctioned violence against individuals because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression
- Establishing equal opportunity rights for LGBT community in areas related to employment, housing, education and health