Posts Tagged ‘english’

Tunisian LGBTI*Q+ – Between Violence, Disappointment and Hope

Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation cordially invites you to the Web-Talk: „Tunisian LGBTI*Q+ —  Between Violence, Disappointment and Hope“ with Syrine Boukadida and Asala Mdawkhy on Thursday, 15 April 2021 from 18:00–19:30 CEST.

Ten years after the Arab Spring uprising for democracy in Tunisia, the country is seeing an increasing number of protests as objection to the ongoing political unrest and the poor status of the economy. Protestors are on the streets, activists criticize authorities online, and rights groups blame the police for cracking down on them. Human rights activists estimate that about 2,000 people have been arrested so far this year, amongst them many LGBTI*Q+.

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Finally! The German government approves an LGBTI inclusion plan for foreign policy and development cooperation

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With this joint plan from the Foreign Office and Ministry for Economic Cooperation, the German government acts on calls from civil society since 2012.

On 3 March 2021 the cabinet approved the federal government’s “LGBTI inclusion plan for foreign policy and development cooperation”.

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Activism to promote LBTIQ human rights in Namibia. Online talk with Liz Frank, Windhoek, Namibia

This online talk was part of the series “Leave no one behind! – Development cooperation and LGBTI perspectives“
Documentation of the online talk on 10 December 2020

An LSVD event in cooperation with iz3w.

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The long and winding road to an LGBTI inclusion plan for German development cooperation and foreign policy

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Germany is expected to have its first multi-ministerial LGBTI inclusion plan for development cooperation and foreign policy. The federal government is thereby addressing long-standing calls from civil society, and aligning with countries like Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands. At Forum 4 of the Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation’s conference on 3 December 2020, representatives of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Foreign Office (AA) discussed the current state of the LGBTI inclusion plan with Sarah Kohrt from the Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation.

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LGBTI advocacy at the UN Human Rights Council

Online talk with Julia Ehrt from ILGA World and Helmut Metzner from the LSVD on 2 June 2020

In the first event of the series “Leave no one behind! Development cooperation and LGBTI perspectives”, Julia Ehrt, director of programs at ILGA World (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association), gave an overview of the structure and tasks of the Human Rights Council and of ILGA’s activities.

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Working together for LGBTI rights in Columbia — online discussion with Mauri Balanta Jaramillo from the El Chontaduro cultural center in Cali, Columbia on 12 November 2020

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Mauri Balanta Jaramillo

Trans women in particular, but also other members of the LGBTI community, face multiple forms of discrimination and violence on an everyday basis in Columbia. Mauri Balanta Jaramillo, a fellowship holder with the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), reported on this situation in an online talk with Klaus Jetz, the executive director of the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD), which was attended by around 50 people. 

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Call for LGBTI inclusion in development cooperation: The Yogyakarta Alliance

What does development cooperation have to do with lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans and intersex people (LGBTI)?

Online talk with Doug Kerr, Dignity Network Canada, Dr. Arn Sauer, researcher, Sarah Kohrt, Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation, and Helmut Metzner, LSVD (host) on 2 July 2020

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Beijing +25 and LBTQ engagement — with Rashima Kwatra, Advocacy Advisor at RFSL Sweden

Web-talk with Rashima Kwatra, Advocacy Advisor at RFSL Sweden Beijing +25 and LBTQ engagement at the Generation Equality Process

When: Friday, 27 November, 11:30–12:15 CET, new date: Friday, 19 February 2021, 12:00–12:45 CET event canceled and postponed to due to illness
Who: Rashima Kwatra, Advocacy Advisor, RFSL Sweden
Moderators: Sarah Kohrt,Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation, Hala Maurice, Human Rights Activist and Researcher

Women of the world unite

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the monumental Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995, which is considered to be the most pioneering agenda for advancing women and girl’s rights. Since then, the agenda has been adopted by 189 governments as a sign of commitment to advocate for gender equality around the globe.

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Advocacy at the UN for LBTQ women’s rights — An overview from ILGA World

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How is civil society advocating at the UN for the rights of LBTQ women? How can successes achieved by e.g. the CEDAW Committee be used to move national policies forward? What experience has been gained in strategic processes and community-based lobbying? ILGA World held a web seminar on this topic together with IWRAW Asia Pacific and RFSL in April 2020.

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Defending the patriarchy as the root of opposition to SRHR

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What does the term “sexual and reproductive health and rights” – or SRHR for short – actually mean? What role do its topics play in international discussions of human rights? Where are these issues debated and negotiated, and who are the main actors? Katrin Erlingsen from the DSW — Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung explained the concept of SRHR in a web seminar from the Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation.

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