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LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference was held on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2014 in the Sir Charles Wilson Building at the University of Glasgow. The event was organised by Equality Network, Glasgow Human Rights Network, Kaleidoscope Trust and Pride Glasgow, with a steering group including international activists.  This page includes films from the main lecture theatre throughout the event, published on Youtube by the University of Glasgow as a resource for education and activism - also disseminated via Kaleidoscope Trust, Equality Network and Pride Glasgow.  Full details of the conference including the brochure, photos and concluding Statement are on the main conference website. Further information on this event and LGBTI human rights research is on the website of Dr. Matthew Waites, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, who represented Glasgow Human Rights Network on the conference steering committee.  The event can be debated on Twitter #lgbtihrc, updates @MatthewWaites @GlasgowHumRts.     

Welcome and Keynote Addresses

Welcome - Scott Cuthbertson, Community Development Coordinator, Equality Network

Keynote addresses - Dr Matthew Waites (Chair), Senior Lecturer in Sociology/Glasgow Human Rights Network, University of Glasgow; Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Culture & External Affairs; Dr Frank Mugisha, Executive Director Sexual Minorities Uganda, Nobel Peace Prize nominee; Dr Purna Sen, Former Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat and Chair of Kaleidoscope Trust

Voices from Around the Commonwealth

Voices from Around the Commonwealth - Becky Kent, Scottish Transgender Alliance (Chair); Bisi Alimi, LGBT/HIV advocate and lecturer, Free University of Berlin (Nigeria); Monica Tabengwa, LGBT Rights Programme, Human Rights Watch (Botswana); Mayur Suresh, Voices Against 377 (India); Morgan Carpenter, President Organisation Intersex International Australia; Silvan Agius, Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs & Civil Liberties (Malta); Jermaine Grant, Human Rights Advocate (Guyana)

Religion & Cultural Politics: Understanding Contexts 

Religion & Cultural Politics: Understanding Contexts- Sam Rankin (Chair), Intersectional Coordinator, Equality Network; Dr Barbara Bompani, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh; Shanon Shah, PhD student, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Kings College London; Pallav Patankar, Director of Humsafar Trust, Mumbai, India

 

 

Scotland, the Commonwealth and LGBTI Rights

Scotland, the Commonwealth and LGBTI Rights - Tim Hopkins (Chair), Director, Equality Network; Silvan Agius, Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs & Civil Liberties (Malta); Pauline Kelly, Media and Campaigns Officer, Amnesty International - Scotland; Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-Convenor Scottish Green Party

 

 

Transnational Activism

Transnational Activism - Alistair Stewart (Chair), Assistant Director, Kaleidoscope Trust; Morgan Carpenter, President, Organisation Intersex International Australia; Monica Tabengwa, LGBT Rights Programme, Human Rights Watch (Botswana); Peter Tatchell, Campaigner for human rights, democracy, LGBT freedom and global justice; Dr Frank Mugisha, Executive Director Sexual Minorities Uganda, Nobel Peace Prize nominee

 

Debate and Vote on Conference Statement and Closing Remarks

Debate and Vote on Conference Statement - Alistair Stewart, Assistant Director, Kaleidoscope Trust; Dr Matthew Waites, Senior Lecturer in Sociology/Glasgow Human Rights Network, University of Glasgow

Closing remarks - Joshua McCormick MSYP, LGBT Youth Scotland International Youth Representative, Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament