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UHAI-EASHRI: 4th Regional Changing Faces Changing Spaces Conference - Call For Taskforce Members

in WORLD, 21/09/2012

UHAI is requesting participation, input and support from activists within the sex worker and LGBTI movements across the East Africa. It is hoped that a representative team of activists will guide UHAI in developing the Conference agenda with the needs of the activist community in mind and in light of lessons learned from the first three conferences.

UHAI EASHRI is pleased to announce that the 4th Regional Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference will be convened in June 2013 at a venue to be communicated closer to the date.

This conference will bring together activists from the sex worker and LGBTI movements in East Africa, representatives from sex worker and LGBTI organisations working in other regions of Africa, health and legal professionals, human rights activists and organisations, and donor partners working in the East African Region (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi).

As such, UHAI is requesting participation, input and support from activists within the sex worker and LGBTI movements across the five countries. It is hoped that a representative team of activists will guide UHAI in developing the Conference agenda with the needs of the activist community in mind and in light of lessons learned from the first three conferences.

This will require activist participants, working with the Conference Task Force, to volunteer time and their unique perspectives in helping this Conference meet the needs of all the stakeholders involved in UHAI. Further to this, the activist participants will be involved in crucial decision making regarding the logistics and organising of this Conference.

Therefore, we are seeking a maximum of 8 sex worker and LGBTI activists to volunteer a little of their time (hopefully not more than 5 hours per week in the run up to the Conference). Activist participants will need to have email and telephone access.

This is a great opportunity to shape the 4 th Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference and to ensure your place at it! If you would like to join the Conference Task Force, please reply to happy@uhai-eashri.org providing a brief note on your background and involvement in the sex worker/LGBTI movement in your country, no later than Friday 28th September 2012.

Task Force members will be selected from the applications by the UHAI team on the basis ofexperience, involvement and representation looking to ensure that in addition to lesbian and gay activists, the task force has representation from sex worker activists, trans activists, intersex activists, bisexual activists as well as geographical representation (we’re looking for new faces!).

UHAI is also inviting all activists in the Region to provide any ideas, opinions or guidance in regards to this upcoming event. Is there something you feel strongly about? Something that you feel must bev discussed at the Conference?

With this in mind, we are asking YOU to tell us what you would like to see at the 4th Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference and how we can improve on the previous CFCS Conferences.

So...please click on the following link and take 10 minutes, at most, to tell us what you think. 

Link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S85XPV6

Alternatively, please feel free to send any inputs or inquiries to happy@uhai-eashri.org

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