New York Event: Open Society Institute Hosts Panel on African LGBT Rights

THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE’S SEXUAL HEALTH AND RIGHTS PROJECT (SHARP) and NETWORK WOMEN’S PROGRAM INVITE YOU TO A DISCUSSION :

Is the African Commission an Effective Forum for Promoting the Rights of Same Sex Practicing People?

Tuesday, August 8
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Open Society Institute
Room 3B
400 West 59th Street (btw 9th and 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10019

Presenters:

  • Alice Miller, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Cary Alan Johnson, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
  • Sybille Nyeck, Swarthmore College

Starting with an overview of the human rights situation for same-sex practicing people in Africa, the presenters will discuss the status of sexual rights in the African Human Rights system in relation to other regional and international human rights frameworks. The results of the recent all-Africa strategy meeting on advancing LGBT rights at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights will be presented. The audience will be asked to discuss ways to promote the set of strategies developed in Banjul for furthering LGBT rights in Africa at the regional and local levels.

Please RSVP to Danielle Elleman delleman@sorosny.org

Lunch will be served