Formal political spaces, such as parliamentary and ministerial settings, have long been used by civil society and other actors as the default stage for their advocacy efforts. However, in recent years, the importance of informal political spaces has increased considerably, turning them into vital platforms that have proved critical in enabling these groups in advancing the rights of women, girls and LGBT+ people.
Kaleidoscope Trust and Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) are delighted to invite you to join us to explore how we can better understand the role that informal political spaces and those operating within their boundaries can play in creating change for women, girls and LBGT+ people.
Joleen Mataele, Tonga Leitis Association (she/her)
The Honorable Frederica Tuita, Princess of Tonga (she/her)
Caleb Orozco, United Belize Advocacy Movement (he/him)
Kim Simplis Barrow, Former First Lady of Belize (she/her)
He-Jin Kim, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, (they/them)
Shannon O’Connell, Director of Programmes, WFD (she/her)