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11 July 2014   |    News

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).

Barbara Bompani

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.

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