"Promoting and Protecting Human Rights in Relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics (SOGISC)" in the Pacific 5th- 9th June 2017,Apia Samoa
Facilitated by the Asia Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, funded by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub and hosted by the Samoa's Office of the Ombudsman.
L- R Mani Mitchell, Elizabeth Kerekere, Jack Byrne, Alex Su’a.
Mani Mitchell, ILGA Oceania Board Member who attended the workshop in Apia, Samoa had some poignant comments about the event:
“Words from Apia, its day two, almost ended, I am sitting here holding the 'blessing' that I feel being part of this training, being WITH all the amazing humans that are part of this: We are all here doing a training course that is:Promoting and protecting human rights in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics (SOGISC). Pacific blended learning course.
Words from Apia, day 3. A day I found challenging, an honour and so layered and complex... part of an amazing team of three who helped open a space for a conversation about intersex in the south pacific... Thank you to the organisers, to Jono and Steph and all who stood beside us...Huihuitia ō tātou ritenga; whakanuia ō tātou rerekētanga
Gather up what we share in common; celebrate where we differ from each other.
Delegates to the workshop held in Apia Samoa from around the Oceania Region.