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
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 human rights specialist.
Jermaine Grant – University of Ghana alumni and former lecturer, awarded this year’s Chevening Scholarship for Guyana.
Pauline Kelly – Media and Campaigns Officer, Amnesty International – Scotland.
Pallav Patankar – Director of Humsafar Trust, Mumbai, India.
Shanon Shah – singer-songwriter, playwright and journalist from Malaysia.
Alistair Stewart – Assistant Director of the Kaleidoscope Trust
Mayur Suresh – Legal representative, Voices Against 377 (India)
Monica Tabengwa – Human rights defender and an activist from Botswana, now based in Kenya.
Peter Tatchell – Campaigner for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice
Dr. Matthew Waites – Senior Lecturer in Sociology, co-editor of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change (London: School of Advanced Study, 2013)
Full biographies to follow and more speakers to be announced.