We are each, first and foremost, human beings. We may identify ourselves in many other ways but our humanity remains a constant. It is on that shared basis that we declare and demand our fundamental human rights and our common freedoms. The Human Rights Institute will offer a full day of discussions, issue-focused work groups, and skill-building/problem-solving sessions; this is a serious “how to do it” institute.
Led by a group of experienced human rights activists and skilled trainers, attendees will learn how to integrate broad and well-accepted human rights themes into existing civil rights advocacy to achieve specific goals. In this Daylong Institute, participants will also have the opportunity to build an action plan to move their agendas forward within a human rights framework, to develop talking points on critical issues, as well as build practical sound bites for use with public officials and the media. We will address common issues that activists face related to family, sexual expression, relationships, education, reproductive justice, sex worker rights, and sexual health.
Sex work refers to a wide range of activity where sexual interaction is explicitly exchanged for something of value.
WSFA firmly believes that human beings possess a fundamental right to develop and express their sexuality.
Sexual Health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being in relation to sexuality.
Sexuality and faith are two of the most deeply important and deeply personal aspects of human identity.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are entitled to the realization of the full spectrum of their human rights.
Civil rights are one sub-set of human rights that exist equal to and interdependent with multiple fundamental human rights.
Grounded in the human rights framework, reproductive justice refers to all of the conditions necessary for all people to enjoy reproductive freedom.
Every human being deserves access to medically accurate and inclusive information about sex and sexuality.