5 April, 2013
Regional seminars on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity have been taking place in Nepal, France and Brazil over the last couple of weeks. Inputs from human rights defenders are also being gathered through a number of civil society events in different sub-regions of Africa taking place between February and April 2013. The main purpose of these seminars is to gain better understanding of the specific human rights challenges in each region, and to discuss how these challenges may best be overcome. The results of the regional seminars are to feed in to a concluding conference taking place in Oslo in mid-April.