Successful LGBTI Human Rights strategies within Pride
Human Rights have become increasingly important within InterPride. Many prides, big and small, are trying to find ways to include human rights programs. A debate, exhibition or movies are tools to fulfill this objective. But how not only to inform the public, but also to have impact on the legal or social climate regarding LGBTI-themes on local or international level?
Political scientist Holzacker defined the strategy “High Profile Politics” that was introduced by Frank van Dalen as a successful strategy for social change. In this workshop we will share do’s and don’ts in order to set up a successful LGBTI Human Rights strategy within the pride-program. Extra attention is paid how to include visitors of a pride, how to create media-visibility and how to get connection with politicians and make them act in order to obtain results. Meaningful international solidarity is also a topic.
This workshop is for those pride organizers who agree that regarding human rights it is not what you do, but what you effectively achieve to improve others peoples live. This workshop shows ways how this can be done and give new dimensions to your pride, bridge with the community and LGBTI-activists and give multi-level relevance to your event. This workshop has been delivered at several regional and international conferences and is renewed based on new insights, developments and examples.
Presenter(s): Frank van Dalen, InterPride