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Panels at the 61st UNCHR
A full two weeks of initiatives around sexual orientation and gender identity was organised by NGOs during the 61st UNCHR
April 5th
Human Rights Violations on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation:
Is the Commission turning a blind eye?

Speakers: Mr. Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Ms. Charlotte Bunch, executive director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Mr. Egbert Doek, chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Organised by the International Commission on Jurists in collaboration with ISHR (International Service for Human Rights), FIDH (International Federation of Human Rights Leagues, Human Rights Watch, IGLRHC (International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission).

Read the report of IC volunteer Maria Lazarte Human Rights are for all people from ngoCHR

April 6th
Written Out: Sexuality-Baiting and Challenges to Women’s
Organised by IGLHRC (International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission) and the Center for Women’s Global Leadership

April 7th
Is God Homophobic?
Read ILGA’s report

April 8th
Lesbian and Bisexual Women: Suffering Multiple Discrimination
Read ILGA’s report

April 11th
In Union: How can workers’ rights and the struggle for equality for sexual minorities advance together?
Read ILGA’s report

April 12th
Human Rights For All: Taking action against multiple discrimination
Organised by the Permanent Mission of Finland and the Finnish Advisory Board on International Human Rights Affairs

Speakers: Johanna Suurpaa (Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Finland) and Kristina Stenman (Advisory Board on International Human Rights Affairs-Finland) Panelists: Mehr Khan Williams (Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights), Martin Scheinin (Human Rights Committee), Miranda Vuolasranta (Special Advisor on Roma Related Issues), Scott Long (Human Rights Watch-U.S.A.), Rosanna Flamer-Caldera (ILGA-Sri Lanka)
Read Rosanna Flamer-Caldera's speech

April 13th
Expressing Gender: The need to protect human rights of transgender people
Read ILGA’s report

April 14th
Defending Sexual Rights: Voices from the Global South
Chair: Marcelo Ferrera (IGLHRC-Argentina) Speakers: Toni Kasim (Sisters in Islam-Malaysia), Dorothy Aken’ova (INCRESE-Nigeria), Mauro Cabral (IGLHRC-Argentina)
Sponsors: Global Rights, IGLHRC, and ARC International

Read the report of IC volunteer Sandra Krähenmann Breaking the "cultural" straitjacket from ngoCHR (ICVolunteers)

April 14th
Film Screening: Dangerous Living
Sponsors: ARC International and Global Rights