Human Rights Conference

Help us make the Sydney WorldPride 2023 Human Rights Conference unmissable

In March 2023, Sydney, Australia will host the first WorldPride ever held in the Asia Pacific region.

The Human Rights Conference will be the centrepiece of Sydney WorldPride 2023, shining a spotlight on global, regional and domestic human rights issues facing people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and variations in sex characteristics.

It’s an incredible opportunity to come together and build a world in which all of us are free and equal, no matter who we are or whom we love. But we need your help to shape the conference into something powerful, leaving a legacy for years to come.

We want to hear from you about what would make the Human Rights Conference engaging and empowering for you and our communities, including the suggested themes, speakers and experience.

Can you help us by completing a 10-minute survey?

All questions are optional. Your responses will be kept confidential and you can remain anonymous.

Once this survey has closed, we will publish a report about what we heard and how you can get involved as we look forward to March 2023 together.


The Human Rights Conference is presented by Sydney WorldPride, with the support of:

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We want to hear from as many people, and community organisations as possible. You can participate by filling in the community survey, and if you represent a community organisation you can indicate if you would like to participate in a meeting or roundtable facilitated by one of the community partners.

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How can my group/org/topic/self be part of the Human Rights Conference? 
We want to hear from as many people, and community organisations as possible. You can participate by filling in the community survey, and if you represent a community organisation you can indicate if you would like to participate in a meeting or roundtable facilitated by one of the community partners.  

How will groups/orgs/topics/people be selected? 
We will undertake engagement with our community, and based on feedback a draft list of topics will be presented in early 2022. We will then work with organisations, leaders and speakers to finalise the focus and style of the sessions. 

Are you working with anyone internationally? 
The Community Partners  include representatives from Australia and Asia, including organisations with extensive global networks. LGBTIQIA+ and human rights organisations operating internationally will be included as part of an International Conference Advisory Group. 

Will the Conference be live streamed / interactive online? 
We want the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference to reach everyone, which is why we will have a range of opportunities for virtual as well as face-to-face participation. 

How can I participate/ give my input towards subjects? 
Sydney WorldPride is undertaking a broad community survey along side our community partners. Sign up to our email newsletter to make sure you get your survey link. 

Who are the community partners and how will they work? 
The Community Partners will listen and engage with national and international LGBTQIA+ community organisations to ensure the content of the SWP 2023 Human Rights Conference reflects key issues of concern and that the conference provides a space to progress work that produces meaningful next steps in the fight for equality. 

The Human Rights conference community partners include many of Australia’s most respected LGBTQIA+ organisations:  

AFAO (Australian Federation of Aids Organisations) – Australia’s leading organisation working to end transmission of HIV and support responses to HIV in Asia and the Pacific.  
LHA (LGBTIQ+ Health Australia) - National Peak organisation for health-related programs and research supporting LGBTQIA+ communities.  
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation – Network of sharing and support for LGBTIQ+ Mob.  
ACON (including Pride in Diversity, Pride in Sport and Pride in Health and Wellbeing) bringing together over 400 of Australians largest employers, sporting organisations, and Health and wellbeing service providers.  
Equality Australia – Australia’s leading LGBTQIA+ Law and Legal Advocacy group 
APCOM Foundation  – leading Asia Pacific non-profit organisation working with community-based organisations across 35 countries in the region on Education & Innovation, Advocacy & Research, and Community Engagement & Empowerment, highlight and prioritise issues that affect the lives of people regarding their sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, and sex characteristics.  
Intersex Human Rights Australia – a national body by and for people with intersex variations, promoting the human rights, self-determination and bodily autonomy of intersex people in Australia.  
Tuisina Ymania Brown – Samoan Fa’afafine and trans woman of colour. Co-Secretary General of ILGA world, Advisory board member for Copenhagen WorldPride 2021 and former co-chair of International Trans Fund.  
Paige Burton - Director, Civic and Cultural Engagement at the Foundation for Young Australians. Former Vice President of People with Disability Australia. Former Operations Manager at Australian Progress.

How do I register to attend?  
Tickets for this event are not yet on sale, but you can sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out when live tickets and virtual tickets go on sale. 

How were the Community Partners chosen? 
Sydney WorldPride undertook a public tender to seek the assistance of LGBTQIA+ human rights subject matter experts with conference curation and community engagement experience. Six of Australasia’s leading LGBTQIA+ human rights and health organisations proposed a community partner model which was reviewed by a panel including representatives from InterPride and the SWP/SGLMG First Nations Advisory Committee.  The tender proposal was put to the SWP Board and accepted. 

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“At its core Sydney WorldPride aims to promote and advocate for LGBTQIA+ human rights around the world, while building the capability and capacity of the pride movement more broadly.”- Kate Wickett, CEO, Sydney WorldPride

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