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"LGBT Rights Internationally: Russia, India, Uganda, Nigeria and Beyond"
William H. Gates Hall
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Speakers from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission:
Jessica Stern, Executive Director
Grace Poore, Regional Program Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Islands
Jessica Stern is the Executive Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. As the first researcher on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights at Human Rights Watch, she conducted fact-finding investigations and advocacy around sexual orientation and gender identity in countries including Iran, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. She holds a masters degree in human rights from the London School of Economics. She is frequently quoted in the Mail & Guardian, Al Jazeera English, the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France Presse, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, The Guardian and The BBC.
Grace Poore, from Malaysia, has been the Regional Program Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific Islands at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) since 2007. She develops the work in Asia, oversees multi-country projects on human rights documentation and advocacy in Asia, and conducts trainings. She co-wrote the video “Courage Unfolds” about LGBT activism in Asia and the Yogyakarta Principles. Ms. Poore holds a Masters degree from Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Communications. She is currently working on a report about violence against lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people in five Asian countries.
Co-sponsored by: Gates Public Service Law and UW Law Global Affairs