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Commonwealth Secretary-General responds to LGBTI rights petition

Kamalesh Sharma, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, has responded to our petition calling on Commonwealth institutions and member states to take action on LGBTI rights. The petition was jointly delivered to the Commonwealth headquarters in London earlier this month by representatives of the Equality Network, the Kaleidoscope Trust and the Peter Tatchell Foundation. Priyanka Chauhan, Acting Head of the Commonwealth Secretary-General's Office, received the petition. The Secretary-General responded to the petition with a letter stating that 'equality and non-discrimination are important tenents of the Commonwealth Read more…

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…