4–8 December 2017 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The T Project is honoured to be invited and given a full scholarship to attend the 7th ILGA Asia Conference in 2017.
"Amidst this time of changes and turbulence, we see the need for us to stay strong together, to show our solidarity, and to be there for each other. We are angered, we are outraged. Yet hate won’t do anything for us. Two wrongs won’t make a right. We must maintain the compassion and kindness towards humanity, and to ourselves. This message is highlighted through the theme of the conference this year: “United for Love.” This conference is a chance for us to review the adversities against our community during the past years and to strategise for our actions. This is a chance for us to strengthen the solidarity amongst us LGBTIQ activists in Asia for a strong and united regional movement. More importantly, this is a safe space for us to be ourselves, without fear and prejudices."
Hiker Chiu and Manisha Dhakal, Co-chairs of ILGA Asia On behalf of the ILGA Asia Executive Board.
ABOUT ILGA ASIA
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is a worldwide federation of organisations committed to equal human rights for LGBTI people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. Founded in 1978, it enjoys consultative status at the United Nations, where it speaks and lobbies on behalf of almost 1,200 member organisations from 131 countries. ILGA has regional bodies in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbeans, North America, and Oceania. The Asia Region was first established at a regional conference in Mumbai in 2002. ILGA Asia Regional Conference is the highest level decision making body of ILGA Asia, taking place every other year, alternating with the ILGA World Conference. One of the main aims of establishing a regional board is to create opportunities for activists in Asia to network, pool their resources and benefit from the experiences of others who face the same challenges in their own countries. Currently, ILGA Asia covers East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and West Asia. As ILGA's largest regional body bringing together approximately 200 member organizations from over 20 countries and territories, ILGA Asia’s administrative office is in Bangkok, Thailand. The biennial ILGA Asia Regional Conference is the largest LGBTI conference in Asia, with almost 400 people participating in the 6th conference in Taipei, Taiwan in 2015.