Building the Human Rights Conference
You told us, we listened
Our community survey had over 1300 responses from 55 different countries, supplemented by multiple stakeholder consultations, workshops and meetings. This feedback, summarised in the What We Heard Report here, has helped us to create the Conference you asked for, with:
- Diverse delivery methods including panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, practical training and keynote presentations
- Diversity of speakers and representation
- Amplifying the voices of marginalised communities within our movement such as First Nations peoples and people with variations in sex characteristics
- Collaborative art pieces, installations and performances to enhance inclusion and connection
- Safe and accessible spaces such as chill out rooms, counselling and wellbeing services
- Live steaming and online access
- Facilitated networking, satellite events and pre-conference caucuses
- Capacity building and information sharing to build solidarity and grow our movement
- Skills development and access to tools and funding opportunities
Ultimately, the Conference will:
- Increase awareness of the human rights issues facing our communities
- Build coalition partners and allies for change
- Promote advocacy and leverage creative means of achieving change
- Grow support for LGBTQIA+ people in every corner of the globe
- Provide people with the skills, networks and experiences so they can return to their local communities better equipped to continue their work
- Expand government and corporate commitments to the human rights of LGBTQIA+ communities
Call for Presenters and Activators
A global call for presenters and activators to help build the Human Rights Conference generated applications of the highest calibre.
These applications are currently being reviewed by representatives from Sydney WorldPride, Equality Australia, the SWP Human Rights Conference Community Partner Coalition and International Advisory Board.
All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their Expression of Interest (EOI) by the end of November.
We received 186 applications from individuals and groups to present at the Conference. These applicants were received from regions across the world, with particularly strong representation from Asia Pacific.
Major themes included economic empowerment, disability, refugee rights, challenges and successes, law reform and digital security.
We received applications from community organisations keen to transform the International Conference Centre (ICC) with exhibitions and activations.
Foyer spaces and common areas across three levels on the ICC’s northside will be activated with interactive experiences for delegates. Activations will be purpose-driven, innovative and come in a variety of formats, with successful applicants allocated a space appropriate to their concept.
Stand out applicants included virtual reality experiences, photo booths, message walls, facilitated workshop spaces, live podcasts, art exhibitions, libraries and interactive timelines. If you have any questions about the call for presenters and activators or the Presenter Funding Framework (here), please contact [email protected].