Resolution Institute conference

Spotlight on practice

16–17 October 2019, Wellington NZ

Safe, supportive, sensitive - complaints involving our LGBTI communities

with Hilary Unwin, Sam Mclean and Taine Polkinghorne

A panel discussion with representatives from the Human Rights Commission looking at:

  • Sex and Gender 101 – terminology, myth busting, gendered language, pronouns – everything you wanted to ask but didn’t know how
  • The barriers to engagement – what’s it like being on the “other side”,
  • Multiple minority identities – cross cultural understandings
  • Application to our work - questions to ask, signaling safety, being an all
  • Some case studies

Hilary Unwin is a mediator with over 10 years experience in dispute resolution.

She works for the Human Rights Commission and the Peace Foundation. Her interests include peace, justice and painting badly.

Taine Polkinghorne is the Human Rights Commission’s advisor on sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics. He activates rainbow communities through youth development and is passionate about trans peoples’ right to health.

He believes in constant learning and loves to read books accompanied by cups of tea and his bearded dragon, Merlin.

Sam Mclean is a mediator with over 10 years’ experience in dispute resolution.

She works for the Human Rights Commission and has always worked in areas of social justice and equality. She is an avid tennis player.