Mikhail (Misha) Tumasov (46) is an activist for LGBTQ+ human rights from Russia. He dreamed of becoming a priest. But as a gay man, he was compelled to take another path. Today he works with e.g. the Russian LGBT Network. Translated from Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation series volume 6 “15 Portraits of LGBTIQ+ human rights defenders” […]
Monica Tabengwa (51) is a human-rights activist from Botswana. She grew up with seven siblings and a single mother, became a lawyer and has spent decades working for LGBTIQ+ rights, including with Pan Africa ILGA and Human Rights Watch. Translated from Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation series volume 6 “15 Portraits of LGBTIQ+ human rights defenders” (2021): […]
Irene Garoës is an activist who is passionate about feminist movement building at the community and national level with marginalised groups in Namibia. She leads the lesbian projects of the Women’s Leadership Centre, a feminist women’s rights organisation based in Namibia. Translated from Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation series volume 6 “15 Portraits of LGBTIQ+ human rights […]
Tash Dowell (35) is a queer human rights activist from Zimbabwe. She was a coordinator for the Masakhane Collective in Zimbabwe until late 2020, and in 2021 began working for the Coalition of African Lesbians. She also participates actively in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process for the UN. Translated from Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation series volume […]
Lilith Raza is a queer trans activist from Pakistan who has lived in Germany since 2012. She promotes the rights of LGBTIQ+ refugees, works for the LSVD’s “Queer Refugees Deutschland” project (Gay and Lesbian Foundation in Germany), and is active in queer networks throughout Europe. Translated from Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation series volume 6 “15 Portraits […]
Listen and read our Podcast “Story Maps” in 2 episodes by Clementine Burnley Go to Part 1 of the Podcast: Young, Diasporic, Mobile, and Queer Transcript Part 1 (SoundCloud) Go to Part 2 of the Podcast: Decolonise Everything Transcript Part 2 (SoundCloud) For the last two years Europe’s border have slammed open and shut. Conversations revolve […]
Wie kann das im März 2021 veröffentlichte LSBTI-Inklusionskonzept der Bundesregierung für die Auswärtige Politik und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit umgesetzt werden? Aus zivilgesellschaftlicher Perspektive bietet der 13-Punkte Forderungskatalog der Yogyakarta-Allianz einen wichtigen Maßstab.
Dokumentation des Web-Talks am 3. Dezember 2021: Crackdown on LGBTI in Ghana – a focus on religion Einladung Invitation (english) Seit Juni 2021 liegt dem ghanaischen Parlament ein Gesetz vor. Ein Gesetz, das Menschen der LGBTIQ-Community diskriminieren, jene Personen aus der Gesellschaft ausschließen und ihre sexuelle Orientierung kriminalisieren soll. Bereits im Januar 2021 kam es […]
Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation cordially invites you to a Web-talk with activists from the Interfaith Diversity Network of Westafrica (IDNOWA) about the role of religion in the ongoing crackdown on LGBTI people in Ghana Bericht (deutsch) When: Friday, 3 December, 17–18 CESTGuests: Davis Mac-Iyalla: IDNOWA, founder and executive director, member of the Anglican ChurchLawrence Shone Edem Adjei: […]
LGBTI Inclusion in Foreign Policy and international development (best practices) Deutsch Please note that there is a recording of the HighLevel event “Assisting Human Rights Defenders on the Ground: LGBTI Inclusion in Foreign Policy and international development (best practices)”, from June 29, 2021. Here is the link to the recording.