A conversation on LGBTI rights, homophobia, sexual and reproductive health and rights

Sonke Gender Justice has been asked by the Swedish Embassy to convene a gathering of civil society organisations and actors involved in LGBTI issues in South Africa.

This request forms part of the Embassy’s government to government deliberations on Human Rights to take place in Pretoria in February. The Swedish Embassy is currently convening two such dialogues: one on freedom of information and the other on LGBTI rights. It is within this framework that the Swedish Embassy is seeking the input of civil society and others outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DIRCO.

SIDA has invited Ms Åsa Regnér, Secretary General of the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU: http://www.rfsu.se/en/Engelska/About-rfsu/) to participate in the discussion. Ms Pregs Govender from the South African Human Rights Commission, Professor Farid Esack from the University of Johannesburg, Ms Dawn Cavanagh from the Coalition of African Lesbians, a representative from the Hate Crimes Working Group and other delegates from civil society will also participate in this dialogue.

Professor Pierre de Vos, Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance and Deputy Dean in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town willactas Convenor of this conversation.

Event Date and Time:
Tuesday 31 January 2012
10h00  to 13:00
The dialogue will conclude with snacks and refreshments.

Event Venue:
ISS Cape Town Offices
2nd Floor, The Armoury
Buchanan Square
160 Sir Lowry Road
Cape Town
(Secure parking will be available)

Ms Lauren Fok
Cell: 27 84 582 0422
Email: laurenfok@gmail.com
by Friday 27 January 2012.