THE DIGNITY INITIATIVE: ADVANCING LGBTI HUMAN RIGHTS GLOBALLY

The Dignity Initiative is a network of organizations and individuals from across Canada interested in encouraging a stronger Canadian voice on human rights issues facing LGBTI communities around the world. The initiative has the twin objectives of strengthening both solidarity work by Canadian civil society groups and Canada’s foreign policy commitment to the realization of human rights for LGBTI people internationally.

Formed shortly after the WorldPride Human Rights Conference, held in Toronto in June 2014, the initiative has been led by a working group of individuals from across Canada, representing a range of organizations. The administrative home for the Dignity Initiative is currently the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.

In summer 2017, Dignity Initiative will be formalizing a national and international Advisory Group as well as a series of Working Groups on a number of topics related to Canada and international LGBTI human rights.