We are thrilled to announce the theme for the 2024 edition of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) “No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all”.
IDAHOBIT, celebrated annually on 17 May, is a global initiative that aims to raise awareness about discrimination, violence, and challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community.
Decided during extensive consultations with LGBTIQ organisations from across the world, the theme will allow for advocacy and celebrations in many forms – be it from human rights defenders, LGBTIQ civil society groups, millions of people in our communities, and our allies.
The world has just celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — a document that is much more than a cornerstone of international law: it is a guide to navigate a deeply divided world, a set of values that everyone can live by, and ultimately a force for good. And yet, we know that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” represents a promise not yet fulfilled — for LGBTIQ people across the world, and for everyone experiencing the suffocating impact on their lives of diverse layers of inequalities. This year’s IDAHOBIT theme is a call for unity: only through solidarity for each other will we create a world without injustice, where no one is left behind.
How are you planning to mark this year’s IDAHOBIT? Let us know at contact(at)may17.org or idahobit(at)ilga.org, and don’t forget to register your events for them to be shown in our global map of initiatives! Do you need some input, or could use some ideas to start planning? Check out our list of resources with valuable information and insights into the experiences and challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ people across different countries and regions around the world.
To facilitate participation at all levels in such a relevant day for our communities worldwide, as of January 2023 ILGA World has taken a more active role around the IDAHOBIT, by coordinating the Working Group and hosting its Secretariat.