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International Office promotes women’s and LGBT rights in the Balkans

Belgrade LGBT training

In the run-up to Christmas, the International Office worked with liberal sister-parties in Serbia and Bosnia to promote LGBT and women’s rights across the Balkan region.

In early December, I travelled to Belgrade with Ed Fordham, a leading Lib Dem LGBT campaigner, to meet with our sister-party, the Liberal Democrat Party (LDP). With our support, the LDP has set up a Human Rights Council modelled on the Lib Dem LGBT+ Group, as a champion of the LGBT community in Serbia.

Ed and I held a workshop with representatives of the Human …

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LibDem International Office: Strengthening liberal democracies

GeorgiaAs an accredited party trainer I was intrigued to receive an email last week asking if I would like to provide some training for the  Republican Party in Georgia next month.

It took a moment to register that it was talking about the Georgia to the north of Turkey on the Black Sea and their Liberal party, not the one to the north of Florida and the GOP.

Now I have acted for the party in a similar capacity before, when I met the youthful members of the Liberal Democrat party in Serbia and tried to convince them that an election cannot be won entirely on the Web. Sadly I have a by-election to attend to next month so I will not be offering my services this time.

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  • User AvatarJames Ridgwell 29th Jul - 8:57pm
    i also agree we should start/promote a LD business network, the better to make sure pro-business policies make it into party policy & to take...
  • User AvatarPeter 29th Jul - 8:48pm
    This is a matter of public safety that should be decided on the basis of the objective scientific evidence. That is the only criteria that...
  • User AvatarTpfkar 29th Jul - 8:28pm
    @TCO in my experience, when you have any 22 Lib Dems in a room, getting 'diversity of opinion' is rarely an issue. Getting them to...
  • User AvatarRob Inkpen 29th Jul - 8:27pm
    Hi Simon I have been following the discussion and agree that this sort of group focused on business policies is vital if we are to...
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    Good one Tim! Never let facts get in the way of grandstanding. Even better, by the time patients who are infected with various nasty blood...
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    I am disappointed that Norman Lamb is still at Health. Whilst his campaigning on mental health was widely admired, there was hardly any disagreement between...