LGBT rights at the UN finally makes it on TV thanks to European TV channel Arte which followed ILGA'
A full two weeks of initiatives around sexual orientation and gender identity was organised by NGOs during the 61st UNCHR
April 5thHuman Rights Violations on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation:
Is the Commission turning a blind eye?
Speakers: Mr. Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Ms. Charlotte Bunch, executive director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Mr. Egbert Doek, chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Organised by the International Commission on Jurists in collaboration with ISHR (International Service for Human Rights), FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights Leagues, Human Rights Watch, IGLRHC (International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission).
Read the report of IC volunteer Maria Lazarte Human Rights are for all people
April 6thWritten Out: Sexuality-Baiting and Challenges to Women’s
Organised by IGLHRC (International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) and the Center for Women’s Global Leadership
April 7thIs God Homophobic?Read ILGA’s report
April 8thLesbian and Bisexual Women: Suffering Multiple DiscriminationRead ILGA’s report
April 11thIn Union: How can workers’ rights and the struggle for equality for sexual minorities advance together?Read ILGA’s report
April 12thHuman Rights For All: Taking action against multiple discrimination
Organised by the Permanent Mission of Finland and the Finnish Advisory Board on International Human Rights Affairs
Speakers: Johanna Suurpaa (Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Finland) and Kristina Stenman (Advisory Board on International Human Rights Affairs-Finland) Panelists: Mehr Khan Williams (Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights), Martin Scheinin (Human Rights Committee), Miranda Vuolasranta (Special Advisor on Roma Related Issues), Scott Long (Human Rights Watch-U.S.A.), Rosanna Flamer-Caldera (ILGA-Sri Lanka)Read Rosanna Flamer-Caldera's speech
April 13thExpressing Gender: The need to protect human rights of transgender peopleRead ILGA’s report
April 14thDefending Sexual Rights: Voices from the Global South
Chair: Marcelo Ferrera (IGLHRC-Argentina) Speakers: Toni Kasim (Sisters in Islam-Malaysia), Dorothy Aken’ova (INCRESE-Nigeria), Mauro Cabral (IGLHRC-Argentina)
Sponsors: Global Rights, IGLHRC, and ARC International
Read the report of IC volunteer Sandra Krähenmann Breaking the "cultural" straitjacket
Film Screening: Dangerous Living
Sponsors: ARC International and Global Rights