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Thursday 19 September, Palais des Nations, Geneva. SIDE EVENT: Human Rights Defenders: Voices and Challenges

in WORLD, 17/09/2013

ILGA together with FIDH (La Fédéreation Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme) will host a side event at the 24 session of the Human Rights Council titled "Human Rights Defenders: Voices and Challenges"

Hosted by:

ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association); and 
FIDH (la Fédéreation Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme) 

Human Rights Defenders from around the world, including those working on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), face a variety of challenges as they carry out their work. Some face harrassment in their work and many face bureaucratic barriers. A few face detention and abduction, and some pay the ultimate price with their lives. 

This panel is an opportunity to hear from SOGI human rights defenders from around the word: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Kenya, Mexico, Saint Lucia and Venezuela. 

The event includes the showing of a 30-minutes documentary produced by ARC international. 

Lunch will the provided outside the room from 12.30 p.m. 

Those who wish to atend but do not have accreditation to the UN , please contact ilga.intern@gmail.com by 12.00 p.m. on Wednesday 18th September. The event will also be streamed online. 

 

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