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PAI Conference Update

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Pan Africa ILGA Regional Conference update: We are very excited to announce that the upcoming conference is the most popular by far!

Pan Africa ILGA in partnership with LEGABIBO will be hosting the 4th regional conference in Gaborone, Botswana from the 31st of May to 04th of June 2018.

We have received an astounding amount of interest and as the closing dates draw closer we would like to remind everyone to continue submitting abstracts and application for scholarships.

We look forward to seeing you in Gaborone.

PAI 4th Regional LGBTI Conference – Registration opens 17 November

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Planning for our 4th Regional LGBTI Conference is picking up speed and we are excited to announce that the registration portal will open on the 17th of November.

The conference, co-hosted by LEGABIBO, will take place in Gaborone, Botswana from the 31st May to the 4th of June 2018. Please save the dates. We look forward to hosting you and creating a space that enables open dialogue about the role of the youth in moving the African LGBTI communities upwards and onwards.

We shall soon announce the opening of the portals for scholarship applications and abstract submissions.


PAI Extends Their Thanks To Conference Participants

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The Pan Africa ILGA Board and staff would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and thanks to all those who participated in the 3rd PAI Regional Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 14-18, 2016.

The event brought together 180 participants from 34 countries in Africa. It attracted a diverse range of expert presentations including by key political figures, judges, human rights commissioners, human rights defenders and activists, donors and other regional and international allies.

The conference was about being part of a community; of belonging to a community of LGBTI citizens who came together to claim their rightful place in the continent; their right to belong in Africa and in their respective countries and communities, as FULL and EQUAL citizens.

The theme of the conference was ‘African Bodies: Breaking Ground Building Bridges”: As we celebrated our diversity and unity we also remembered those who laid the foundations, those who took the initial steps, and whose lives and livelihoods have been lost and/or destroyed, whose bodies have suffered indignity for our cause, and honoured those whose bodies continue to be the battleground of the struggle against inequality, discrimination, segregation and human rights violations!

Because We are proudly Africans, We refuse to be silenced or intimidated by bigotry, hate or intolerance, We shall continue to fight for social justice, equality, inclusion and recognition.

The 4th PAI Regional Conference will be held in 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana, we will be looking forward to more collaboration and community with you! Thank you one, thank you all!!


Pan Africa Regional LGBTI Conference 2016 Theme Launch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday , 22 January 2016

                            Pan Africa Regional LGBTI Conference 2016 

Theme: Breaking Ground and Building Bridges

 Johannesburg, South Africa – Today the International Pan Africa ILGA and Iranti- Org announced final dates for the 3rd Pan Africa ILGA Regional Conference (PAI 2016), which will be13-18May2016.  In May 2016 Pan Africa ILGA (PAI) will host its third regional conference where a hundred and seventy five participants (delegates of member organizations and allies) will (i) discuss a common regional strategy to achieve change in policies discriminating people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, (ii) review and consider amendments to its constitution  while (iii) exchanging best practices, sharing success and opportunities for effective advocacy on the continent of Africa as well receiving advocacy training in relation to relevant regional (ACHPR) and international (UN) bodies and  acquiring the tools to strengthen PAI in fulfilling its role as regional federation.

The call for a conference of PAI is imbedded in its constitution which stipulates that the organization must hold a biennial general assembly of its members and  is the result of needs expressed by the membership and of the current fragmentation experienced by the African LGBTI movement, particularly in relation to its advocacy capacity both at regional and international level. By holding a conference, open both to member organisations and to allies, PAI wants to draw attention to the importance of a regional, membership based and democratically organized LGBTI organization as the best platform for all African LGBTI groups to coordinate their activities.  The last PAI conference was held in April 2014 In Nairobi, Kenya and brought together 100 delegates.

We Look forward to welcoming you all to Johannesburg!

Latheem Nair Gabriels
Communications Officer, PAI