Comics and human rights: An interview with the team behind Sogi’s Story

Andrew Small interviews AHRCentre Director Andrea Durbach and Project Director Jed Horner for LSE's student-led blog. Read the first paragraph here.

Could you explain the origins of the Sogi’s Story project and who was involved?

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Two years ago, the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI) identified the issue of sexual orientation and gender identity as a priority. Chaired by the Australian Human Rights Commission at the time, the CFNHRI undertook to build its own capacity and that of its 16 African members to promote and protect the rights of LGBTI people. The AHRCentre was commissioned to design an educational resource that would address misinformation, dispel harmful myths and stigmas and provide possible options for resolution and remedy for individuals and communities facing discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status. The project was funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the AHRCentre worked with a graphic design studio, The Explainers.

Click here to read the full article by Andrew Small on LSE's student-led blog.