The project lead is Nancy Nicol, (firstname.lastname@example.org) professor of visual arts in York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and documentary filmmaker. The project will be hosted by York University and housed at the Centre for Feminist Research. The Envisioning team includes 22 members of the research team and 32 partner organizations.
Envisioning Global LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Human Rights, is an international project that will foster research links between Canada and the global south. The project will explore the impact of laws that criminalize sexual orientation and gender identity, the ways in which LGBT and human rights groups are organizing to resist this criminalization, and the implications for human rights policy formation, social services, and immigration and refugee policies.
Envisioning will capture and contribute to history-in-the-making of distinct but linked struggles at a key moment of national and global change. The project brings together a strategic alliance of partners with proven capacity in international LGBT human rights work with grass roots partners in Canada, India, East Africa, Southern Africa, and the Caribbean. The work will combine documentary and participatory video with qualitative interviewing, focus groups, legal data research and analysis and a limited use of surveys, to make a unique contribution to documenting and analyzing criminalization, asylum and resistance to criminalization within and beyond regions.
• Africans In Partnership Against AIDS (APAA) • Alliance For South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) • ARC International • Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black Cap) • Center for Feminist Research, York University • Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) • Egale Canada • Forum for Empowerment of Women (FEW) • Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) • Global Alliance for LGBT Education (GALE) • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival • International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) • International Lesbian and Gay Law Association (ILGLAW) • Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) • Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) • Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies • Naz Foundation (India) Trust • Naz International Foundation in conjunction with Maan AIDS Foundation• Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) • Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University • Pride Uganda Alliance International (PUAI) • Rainbow Health Ontario • Sangini (India) Trust • Sexual Minorities Uganda • Sexuality Studies Department, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,York University • Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) • The 519 Church St. Community Centre • The Inner Circle • United and Strong • United Belize Advocacy Movement (UNIBAM) • University of the Witwatersrand, African Centre for Migration and Society, Johannesburg, South Africa.