People are speaking, but not in a way in which we can hear them. Often, they don’t have access to the government. They also don’t have access to NGOs and civil society. We need to think beyond what we know and understand and, instead of trying to adapt the ways in which people speak to us, perhaps we need to adapt the ways in which we listen to them.
Amanda Hodgeson, Representative, Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL)/ Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI)
WSSCC and OHCHR Roundtable, Geneva, 2020