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The First Speakers Bureau Training

 

Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa held it first Speakers Bureau Training from the 11-14 July 2019 at The Capitol Hill Hotel Cape Coast.

Participants attended from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana. The training was first of its kind in West Africa and the main objective was to empower IDNOWA members on how to engage with religious leaders, state actors and the media more professionally.

 

 

 

Events

ILGA World Conference, Wellington, New Zealand 2019

IDNOWA as a proud member of ILGA were able to attend this conference.  We took part in an inter-faith pre-conferences, workshops and various panels.  On our arrival, we were sadden to hear about the shootings in Christ Church.  We were able to attend the vigil for the 50 Muslims that were killed at Christ Church.

We took part in the regional pan-African Caucus of ILGA, contributing to strategies and organising the next conference in West Africa.

At the conference, we were able to establish links with other inter-faith networks and groups who were also attending the conference.

Davis Mac-Iyalla, Executive Director, along with other partners organised a workshop called “Freedom for all” LGBTI, Women, HIV/AIDS – By countering Religious Right. The workshop was well attended.  Participants engaged and learnt more about West Africa and the impact of colonisation on women and LGBTI groups.