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Supporting LGBTI Human Rights Defenders | Amnesty UK

This panel is a discussion on LGBTI+ Rights and human rights defenders, led by the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBTI+ Rights.

Human rights defenders across the world face enormous challenges in doing their vital work, challenges which are amplified when they are also LGBTI+.

As co-chair of the intergovernmental Equal Rights Coalition and a global leader in LGBTI+ rights, members of the APPG and LGBTI HRDs discuss the role the UK can play in supporting LGBTI+ human rights defenders.


Ben Hunte, BBC LGBT Correspondent


Katsiaryna Borsuk, Belarussian LGBT+ HRD

Magdalena Świder, Policy and Advocacy Team at Campaign Against Homophobia (Poland)

Crispin Blunt MP, Chair of the APPG on Global LGBT+ Rights and Conservative MP for Reigate

Baroness Liz Barker, Vice-Chair of the APPG on Global LGBT+ Rights and Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords

Stewart McDonald MP, Vice-Chair of the APPG on Global LGBT+ Rights and SNP MP for Glasgow South


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