Move over smartphones, 2013 is the year of the tablet computer. Lightweight, easy to use and slickly designed, tablets are now ubiquitous in business meeting rooms, lecture halls, and living rooms. And despite being slightly unwieldy, on a recent holiday I even witnessed young and old alike brandishing their iPads at waterfalls and canyons as they snapped scenic photographs.
Michele Leering, Executive Director and Lawyer at the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre, recently attended the International Legal Aid Group conference in Den Haag, Netherlands. Here, she discusses her presentation on “trusted intermediaries”, and what she learned from legal aid partners across the world.
Frank Mugisha is one of Uganda’s leading activists in the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and founder of Icebreakers Uganda, Mugisha received the 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and the Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize for his activism in combating homophobia throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network recently hosted a conversation with Mugisha as part of its 5th Annual Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights.
I had the opportunity to talk with Kathleen Patterson, who is one of the psychotherapists for the Centre Francophone de Toronto (CFT)’s Espace Jeunesse (Youth Space) program, which focuses on providing mental health services to francophone children and teens in the Toronto-area.