Re-imagining Family & Traditional Values

GIN-SSOGIE organised its first regional seminar – of a series of 5 in the next 2 years – on « Family and Traditional Values » in Johannesburg, South Africa, in February, earlier this year. The gathering was convened as a response to the religious rights’ propagation of the so-called natural family (as the only divinely sanctioned model…

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22nd International AIDS Conference, July 2018

This year some of the GIN team received scholarships to attend the 22nd International AIDS Conference that was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from the 23rd – 27th July. For the second time in its history, GIN participated in a number of events that happened in and around the main conference. GIN was an active…

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GIN invited to be a panellist at the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) LGBTI Human Rights Dialogue

In March GIN-SSOGIE Secretariat received an invite for one of its programme managers, Pierre Buckley to participate as a panellist at the 3rd SAWIP LGBTI Human Rights Dialogue that took place on the 28th March at The Other Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. The US Embassy South Africa in collaboration with the South Africa-Washington International…

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GIN at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women

GIN-SSOGIE had the pleasure to attend the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which took place at the UN headquarters in New York from 12th until 23rd March 2018. CSW takes place each year, and serves for representatives of Member States, UN entities, and NGOs from all regions of the…

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The Family and Traditional Values Seminar Series

For several years, and increasingly so in recent years, there has been a hijacking of the concept of the family and traditional values within local, regional and international arenas, including, at the UN. Such spaces are being increasingly occupied by right-wing forces and coalitions of religious groups, in majority Christian and Muslim groups, who promote…

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The Ethics of Reciprocity: Global Religious Leaders on Tolerance and the Lives of the LGBTI community

United Nations, New York, October 23rd- 26th 2017 [Very sadly, Abbubakar Sadiq Yussif from Ghana (centre back in the above photo), who participated in the EOR event has subsequently passed on.  More information here.] On Thursday 26th October 2017, a historical event took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York: 11 global LGBTI religious leaders,…

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Passing of Abbubakar Sadiq Yussif

It is with deep sadness that GIN-SSOGIE notes the passing of Abbubakar Sadiq Yussif in Ghana on the 11th of December 2017 as a result of illness.  Sadiq was a valued member of GIN, and attended, lead and participated in the GIN conference in November 2016 in Bangkok, alongside Imam Muhsin Hendricks. Sadiq also participated in the recent Ethics of Responsibility event at the UN in New York…

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