RE-STOKE THE FIRES
TĀWHIRITIA NGĀ AHI
ILGA Oceania Rainbow Human Rights and Health Conference
9 - 12 March 2016, Wellington
Tāwhiritia ngā ahi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa e mātou.
Let us (mātou) fan (tāwhiritia) the fires of the Pacific (ngā ahi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa),
Let us (mātou) bid welcome (tāwhiritia)
the fires of the Pacific (ngā ahi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa).
'Proud' is hosting the inaugural ILGA Oceania Human Rights and Health Conference 09-11 March 2016 at the Otago University Medical School, Wellington Hospital, with the AGM to be held on the 12th of March.
The aim of the conference is to re-ignite the fires of the LGBTI community on issues of Human Rights and Health in the states of Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Melanesia and the Micronesian Islands. Themes in this conference may include Discrimination and Equality, Homophobia in Sport, Torture, Violence and Abuse, Freedom of Speech, Assembly and Association, Gender Identity and Expression, HIV, Access to Health and Medical Care, Wellbeing, Culture, Migration, and refugees. Additional themes are welcome.
Wellington has a proud history of community partnership, celebration and affirmation of LGBTI rights which the organisers will showcase.
Key instruments which will be referenced during the Conference include:
The Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 2006.
Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 – 2016 is the 30th anniversary of this Act in New Zealand.
The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of partnership between the indigenous people of Aotearoa and the Crown. 2015 was the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The ILGA Oceania New Zealand representatives are Mani Bruce Mitchell and Rawa Karetai.
‘Proud’ is a collaboration between ILGA Oceania New Zealand representatives and Community.
09-11 March 2016 at the Otago University Medical School, Wellington Hospital with the AGM to be held on the 12th of March.
For more information please have a look here: http://www.proud.org.nz