The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive (online) short course on sexual minority rights from 22 to 26 February 2021.
The Advanced Human Rights Course on Sexual Minority Rights in Africa is a short course that introduces participants to basic SOGIESC (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics) concepts and a thematic and geographical exposition of challenges faced by LGBTIQ+ persons in Africa.
This course is designed for people who wish to obtain basic/introductory information, an understanding of the terminology, and a general appreciation of the problems faced by LGBTIQ+ persons in realising basic human rights in many African societies.
Participants get to understand ways they can contribute to advancing the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons, especially at the national level.
Participants typically include academics, police officers and magistrates (who often lack basic knowledge and are often accused of abusing LGBTIQ+ persons); and NGOs that do not work on sexual minority rights issues or that have only recently begun to do so and need capacity building. They may also include National Human Rights Institutions that can play an important role in countries where national governments are unsympathetic to LGBTIQ+ issues.
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A high proficiency in English is required to attend this course. All lectures and materials are in English. Prior to applying for this course, please read through the information on the practical aspects.
The course will be offered online on Zoom.
Participants are therefore required to have access to a stable internet connection.
Participation in the course is FREE of charge.
Applications close on 8 February 2021.
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