june, 2019

05jun6:00 pm7:30 pmLGBT rights around the world - strides and setbacksLECTURE AND CONVERSATION


Event Details

For global LGBTIQ+ rights, the past year has been eventful with great strides in countries such as India and Angola, where homosexuality was decriminalized. Other countries, such as Tunisia, have taken a turn for the worse, and in Chechnya the persecution of LGBT people intensified. This seminar will explore the state of LGBT rights in different areas of the world and the driving forces behind recent developments and setbacks. 

Based on the ongoing research project ‘Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global Battles’, Siri Gloppen (professor of Comparative Politics, UiB, and director of the Centre on Law & Social Transformation) will give an overview of the state of LGBT rights globally, followed by a conversation with Adrian Jjuuko (Director of the Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, Uganda) and Camila Gianella (Senior Researcher, Chr Michelsen Institute) in which they will discuss the politicization and (de)criminalization of homosexuality in African and Latin America. 

The event will include a preview screening of clips from a documentary by Bergen-based Isme Film on gender and intersectionality in South African student activism (expected to premiere this autumn).

Arrangør: Center of Law and Social Transformation I samarbeid med Regnbuedagene I Bergen.

CC: Gratis


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Litteraturhuset i Bergen, Olav H. Hauge.

Østre Skostredet 5, 5017


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