Tuesday, 22 August 2017 08:59

HRAC Organise Final Advocacy Workshop at Volta Region.

ho advocacyThe Human Rights Advocacy Centre on the 18th of August, 2017 organised a Value Clarification and Advocacy workshop for Human Rights Defenders in the Volta Region. The workshop took place at the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association Hall in Ho. In attendance were 58 Human Rights defenders comprising of traditional leaders (Chiefs and Queen Mothers) from some traditional areas in Volta Region; representatives from state human rights institutions; Civil Society Organisations working with LGBT persons; and religious leaders. The workshop which is the sixth and final advocacy activity towards the implementation of the “Improving access to LGBT rights and Health care services in selected regions of Ghana” project – Phase II. The purpose of the project is to create awareness and equip advocates to protect LGBT persons from human rights abuses that serve as barriers to LGBT persons (especially MSM) accessing health care services. Activities for the workshop include: value clarification, presentation on stigma and discrimination, overview of the 2011 UN report on human rights abuses against LGBT persons, and Legal framework for advocacy on LGBT rights.