Our founder Nafesha Richardson attended a workskop from Monday 11th to Friday 15th November in Victoria, Seychelles that addressed discriminatory laws in the Commonwealth and created an advocacy campaign to promote change at national, regional and international levels.
CYGEN, supported by The Royal Commonwealth Society as part of the Equality & Justice Alliance (EJA) programme, sought new members to drive an exciting CYGEN campaign calling upon Commonwealth leaders to reform laws that discriminate against people on the basis of their gender. The campaign will run for six months in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in June 2020.
A small number of participants took part in a three-day workshop to develop key messages and a campaign strategy to bring an end to discriminatory laws in the Commonwealth. Participants then took part in a two-day video shoot, creating a series of short social media videos to promote the campaign and the work of the EJA and CYGEN.