Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the former Prime Minister of Iceland, will present at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto, June next year. WorldPride 2014 Toronto is an international celebration incorporating activism, education and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities organized by Pride Toronto, host of Pride Week in Canada.
When asked about her participation in the conference, Jóhanna says: “It’s sad that gay people still have to suffer violence and discrimination in many corners of the world. This human rights conference is therefore a very important one and I’m happy to get a chance to lend a helping hand to those who fight against this horrible injustice.”
Hundreds of LGBTI rights leaders from every part of the world, such as Uganda, Russia, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey will discuss LGBTI rights at the conference. Panelists will address issues ranging from education and youth, HIV/AIDS, sex work, trans rights, employment, aging and other human rights issues. Enthusiasm for the conference has exceeded organizers’ expectations with more than 400 submissions received from activists, academics and LGBTI leaders from all over the world.
Jóhanna will be accompanied by her wife, author and journalist Jónína Leósdóttir, who is also scheduled to speak at the conference.
More information visit: http://www.wphrc14.com