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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

9th August, 2022

Online campaign

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population. This year, 7000 Languages, The Lingua-Cultura Experience and the Global Coalition for Language Rights are partnering to highlight indigenous peoples and communities throughout the month of August on our multiple social media channels and websites.

To feature your community's language and culture, complete the spotlight form.

Past events

Past events
June RightsCon22

6th-10th June, 2022

RightsCon 2022

Organizing a global rights advocacy campaign: lessons from global language advocacy day 2022

RightsCon 2022 is a virtual conference which will be held between June 6th and 10th. The GCLR will host a Lightning talk on language advocacy. The program schedule will become available to registered participants on May 23.

February 2022: GLAD

22nd February, 2022


The GCLR coordinated a world day of action on February 22, 2022.


You can see the full list of GLAD22 events and access recordings, blog posts and other material, in this page.

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In September, 2021 we hosted a panel and live Q&A at's ITD 2021 virtual event.

Our panelists shared their perspectives on the landscape of language justice, and how freelance language professionals and language service providers can be active participants in language advocacy.


A recording of the panel can be found here.

30th September, 2021

International Translation Day 2021

What are language rights and why are they important?

11th June, 2021

RightsCon 2021

Mapping Language Rights in a Digital World

In June, 2021 at the RightsCon 2021 virtual conference we  hosted a Community Lab. Our goal was to explore and map out how linguistic barriers impact people’s access to critical information and services.

A brief summary of the session and its takeaways can be found here.


This document is currently available in: English, Hindi, Korean, Swahili, Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, and Urdu.

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June 2021: RightsCon
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