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.
- 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.
- Conference website
- Conference statement (PDF)
- Conference Programme (PDF)
- Conference updates via Twitter
- An introduction to the conference, by Matthew Waites: GU Sociology Blog
This conference contributed to the University's wider programme for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.