LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference, 18 July

Issued: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:36:00 BST

The LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference took place on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2014, and passed a groundbreaking Statement which will form a basis of future LGBTI Human Rights activism in relation to the Commonwealth. Head of College Professor Anne Anderson attended. 

The conference was led by Equality Network, Scotland's organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex equality and human rights, with other partners including Kaleidoscope Trust and Pride Glasgow, with Glasgow Human Rights Network contributing to resourcing.

Speakers included:

  • a member of the Scottish Government
  • Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda
  • Purna Sen, Chair of Kaleidoscope Trust and former Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat
  • leading LGBTI activists from all regions of the Commonwealth.

There were workshops on themes including asylum, legal strategies and transnational activism. 

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This conference contributed to the University's wider programme for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

For further information contact:
Dr Matthew Waites, Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Email: Matthew.Waites@glasgow.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 330 4049

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, and the Principal, with speakers from the conferencea


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