Women's Perspectives on LGBT campaigning
On the 7th of March the Kaleidoscope Trust will host a forum discussion at the House of Commons led by four inspirational women in the LGBT movement. The talk will take place on the eve of International Women's Day and celebrate innovative approaches in campaigning for LGBT equality and human rights.
The following speakers are confirmes
Sibongile Ndashe is a South African human rights lawyer with Interights, the International Centre for the Protection of Human Rights.
Ndashe works primarily on discrimination, with a focus on women's rights and LGBT rights, and works with lawyers who pursue constitutional challenges in their national courts.
Ndashe co-represents parties before the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and is also a former attorney at the Women's Legal Centre, South Africa.
Phyll Opuku-Gyimah is the executive director and co-founder of UK Black Pride, which aims to foster and celebrate Black LGBT culture through the arts, events and advocacy.
Opuku-Gyima is Head of Equality, Health & Safety for Public & Commercial Services Union; she was once a civil servant.
Opuku-Gyima was named on the Independent top 100 Pink List for her work for the Black LGBT community.
Clare B Dimyon MBE
Clare, a teacher and Quaker, was awarded an MBE in 2010 for advancing the human rights of LGBT people in Central & Eastern Europe. In 2008, Clare persuaded British embassies across C&E Europe to fly the rainbow flag to support and encourage LGBT as they tackle homophobia in the post Soviet era. From that the PRIDE Solidarity Tour came into being and never quite stopped.
Elly Barnes is a music teacher and Diversity Course Leader at Stoke Newington School and was awarded with the No. 1 spot on the Independent's Pink List 2011. She opened her school as a Diversity Training Centre for Teachers to train them how to make their own schools LGBT friendly.
Barnes is an active NUT member and is the National Schools Representative for LGBT History Month and Schools Out.
Ulele is a leading anti-discrimination lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers and has particular interest and expertise in equality law. She is a member and former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Discrimination Law Association and a member of the Advisory Board of the AHRC Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality. She has delivered training on the ECHR to lawyers and the judiciary for the Council of Europe in several European countries. ibongile Ndashe is a South African human rights lawyer with Interights, the International Centre for the Protection of Human Rights.
Venue / Ticket Information
Location: House of Commons, Committee Room 6.
Date: Wednesday 7th March.
*Note that security the building can get busy at this time of night so you should allow yourself sufficient time to pass through.