We are now registered as a Foundation under Dutch Law!
Not Only Voices is now officially registered as a Foundation ('stichting') in the Netherlands! Our Advisory Board is composed by Marcel Musters, Koen van Dijk, Corinne van Egeraat, Margreet Huizing and Gijs Naber. You will soon get to know them better.
Not Only Voices at the Human Rights Campaign - Global Innovators Summit 2018
Among other leading global advocates for LGBTQ equality, our Director was selected from hundreds of applicants because of the creative, inspiring and impactful work they do to advance equality around the globe. From April 9-12 2018, the Global Innovators took part in intense discussions with each other and HRC staff on innovative ways to advance LGBTQ equality. They shared ideas, best practices and unique approaches to effectively build movements and advocate for equality, whether that’s through family, community or across borders.
Since 2016, the Global Summit has brought together nearly 100 leaders from all corners of the globe who are advancing LGBTQ equality. The 2018 Global Innovators joined HRC’s growing network of advocates and partners from nearly 70 countries.
The Canadian Embassy in Washington honoured us!
Global Affairs Canada and the World Bank cordially organized a special reception welcoming our director and other seven outstanding LGBTQI international advocates to the April 2018 WB Spring Meetings. Not Only Voices was recognized as an innovative and needed platform to promote the rights of LGBTI persons.
Interview to Dutch leading gay magazine
The Dutch magazine Winq.nl interviewed Marcel and Gabriel about their experiences during the trip to Southeast Asia and the outcome of the initiative.
Interview to British show Made With Pride TV
We were invited to talk about Not Only Voices, LGBT worldwide and the current conservative wave of politicians.
Interview to the National Brazilian Radio of Rio de Janeiro
The radio show "Tarde Nacional" invited our director to talk about Not Only Voices. Gabriel also discussed the human rights situation in Brazil and made a comparison to the reality he faced in Southeast Asia.
The amazing British actor and activist Stephen Fry endorsed Not Only Voices on Twitter! Thanks very muc, Stephen. You are a source of inspiration to us.
Gabriel wins AIESEC Brazil Awards
Gabriel was awarded in the category "Peace" at the Alumni Hall of Fame of AIESEC in Brazil (Organization he was part of until 2010). He was recognized by the impact he creates through Not Only Voices and previous job experiences.
We are on Spanish and Macedonian News!
One of our interviews in Myanmar took off around the world and was spotlighted on online magazines in Spain (Loottis) and Macedonia (Queer.MK).
Marcel Wins Winq Prize
Marcel received the "Winq Travel Award" at the Winq Autumn Ball for his contribution to Not Only Voices. The Winq is a leading magazine on LGBT issues in the Netherlands.
We were spotlighted on Gay Star News!
Our story of Criminalized Love in Myanmar was spotlighted on the international online magazine.
‘He proposed to me in front of the Buddhas so his word is real. He cannot lie in front of the Buddha.’
We've got exciting news! #4
Gabriel shares the plans to make a full-length documentary and announces that we will upload short video-opinions from different human rights defenders about contemporary issues every other week.
Thanks for your support and spread the word! #3
Gabriel thanks the support of everyone, especially of two civil society organizations in Singapore. Our Facebook page has reached more than fifteen thousand people and our videos were watched more than five thousand times this week! Please also check our youtube page. Gabriel also introduces our interviewee of the week Zaw Zaw, who is a gay man living with HIV in Myanmar and does an amazing work there. Finally, he talks about three LGBTI-related things that happened in the world this week. Check it out!
It has been a great start! #2
Gabriel explains that our videos were watched more than 1000 times this week! Moreover, he talks about our interviewee of the week and share information about an important voting that will take place tomorrow at the United Nations in New York.
Welcome to Not Only Voices! #1
Today is the International Human Rights Day we are launching our website! Not Only Voices is an organization that aims to discuss the contemporary social and legal challenges in the world and connect human rights defenders around the world. We seek to make their work on the ground more visible, and share the different realities experienced by ordinary people. Through an intersectional approach, the ultimate goal of Not Only Voices is to empower groups with vulnerabilities while making individuals aware of their own privileges. We work on the basis that by becoming better informed, every individual can actively generate a positive impact.