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Conference report – LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth

The LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference was held on Friday 18th July. 150 people took part, including LGBTI human rights speakers from Australia, Botswana, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Malta, Nigeria and Uganda. Participants agreed a conference statement, including a Call to Action to Commonwealth member states and institutions. Read more…

LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth Speakers

We are delighted to announce some of our confirmed speakers for the LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference. You can register for the event here. Key Note Speakers Conference speakers: Silvan Agius - Policy Coordinator (Human Rights), Government of Malta Bisi Alimi -  LGBT/HIV advocate and lecturer, Free University of Berlin (Nigeria). Dr. Barbara Bompani, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh. Morgan Carpenter -  Intersex activist and researcher, President of Organisation Intersex International Australia. Jonathan Cooper - Chief Executive of the Human Dignity Trust. He is a barrister and Read more…

The Commonwealth Games and LGBTI equality

In July, athletes and representatives of the 53 Commonwealth nations will gather in Scotland for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. During the games we want LGBTI equality and human rights to be high on the political agenda surrounding the games and ensure the visibility of LGBTI people from across the Commonwealth. We will be creating an exhibition, booklet and website entitled ‘LGBTI people of the Commonwealth’ which will be shown as part of the games festival programme. Together with key partners, Read more…