Shaneel Lal

Shaneel is the co-founder of the Conversion Therapy Action Group, a group working to end conversion therapy in Aotearoa New Zealand. They have worked alongside the Ministry of Education to design a more inclusive education system. Shaneel was selected as the Global Youth Leader for Open Government Partnerships and sat on the Amnesty International Global Youth Taskforce. In 2019, Shaneel joined the Executive Board at Rainbow Youth.

Aug 30, 2021

The conversion therapy bill must be amended if survivors are to get justice

The government has unlimited power to legislate an effective ban, but it is putting forward an inadequate bill that fails to ban the practice or compensate the victims.

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Feb 9, 2021

While the ban on conversion therapy is delayed, queer people are being tortured

In 2021, it's still legal to erase queer identities in Aotearoa – and the government is dragging its feet.

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