About the Convention
Human rights are a set of principles concerned with equality and fairness. They recognize our freedom to make choices about our lives and to develop our potential as human beings. They are about living a life free from fear, harassment, or discrimination.
The African Centre for Refugees in Ontario, Canada, is yet again organizing the 2nd Africa Canada International Convention on Human Rights Promotions 2024. The Convention is slated to take place from September 27 to 28, 2024, at the Chelsea Hotel.
The convention will bring together 2SLGBTIQ+ activists, allies, young leaders, and stakeholders from Africa and those in Canada to formulate a way forward on advancing the rights of 2SLGBTIQ+ people on the African continent, learning practically from Canada’s success story, pulling synergies amongst the members of the 2SLGBTIQ+ movement with potential partners, and creating awareness on an international platform about the risks faced by LGBTIQ+ people across the African continent.
The convention shall also act as an international platform where 2SLGBTIQ+ people from Africa and those in Canada meet to discuss the challenges they face in terms of discrimination, limited access to health and legal services, and hate and violence committed against them on African soil. It will be attended by 2SLGBTIQ+ activists, young leaders, allies, scholars, notable human rights activists and defenders, legal and health practitioners from Africa, and Africans living in Canada.
Convention topics will include the rights of LGBTIQ+ people in Africa, the challenges faced and how to address them, the available avenues Africans can exploit to get to the level of Canada in regards to safeguarding the rights of these people, and the available opportunities in regards to funding, academic, health, and social-economic partnerships and developments for activists, civil society organizations, and both legal and health practitioners in regards to 2SLGBTIQ+ people in Canada and Africa.