Registration Is Now Open Ignite Change Convention December 1-10, 2023

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Tickets are now available for the Ignite Change Convention. Visit to register today.

This year, the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) marks its 75th year. So, to commemorate this historic moment, from December 1-10, 2023 a team of partners led by the Centre John Humphrey pour la paix et les droits de l'homme will host the Ignite Change Global Convention, a series of online and in-person events to facilitate dialogue, learning and action on human rights. Righting Relations is proud to be one of several organizations working to make this incredible event happen!

About the Convention

This ten day campaign will profile the principles and values instilled within the UDHR, and our hope is that we walk away with renewed commitment, confidence and capacity for advancing dignity, justice, peace, and freedom. To this end, we will create space for sharing work among human rights advocates and defenders, and inspire connection, collaboration and action. We will also hone our skills and share learning opportunities on how to advance human rights.

Each day will focus on an overarching theme that all connect and intersect to explore the complexity and scope of human rights: 

  • December 1Coming to Terms with Genocide and Colonization and Uprooting the Children: Indigenous Rights
  • December 2 – (International Day for the Abolition of Slavery) Challenging the Narratives and Confronting Anti-Black and other forms of Racism
  • December 3Canada and Exclusive Citizenship – Migrants and Undocumented Workers 
  • December 4Confronting Ableism and Building Disability Justice
  • December 52STQLGBIA+ Inclusion, Dignity and Well-Being
  • December 6 – (National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women/Gender Based Violence) Confronting Gender Based Violence through a Global Lens
  • December 7Prison Justice and Ways to Take Action
  • December 8Dignity in Poverty: the Role of Human Rights
  • December 9 – (Anti-Corruption Day and International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime) International and National Mechanisms for Human Rights and Peace
  • December 10 – (International Human Rights Day) Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights Education