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Irene Garoës – Her greatest wish: A feminist world

Irene Garoes - Namibia

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.

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Tash Dowell – I want to see tangible changes in Zimbabwe within my lifetime

Tash Dowell Portrait

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.

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Lilith Raza – All refugees are entitled to a chance to develop their potential

Lilith Raza

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. 

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Moments of solidarity between people with different intersectional struggles

Listen and read our Podcast “Story Maps” in 2 episodes by Clementine Burnley

For the last two years Europe’s border have slammed open and shut. Conversations revolve around who’s had all their vaccinations and who has not. Positions are hardening. The coronavirus has given Europe’s citizens a taste of how unpredictable the world can turn.

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Resolution adopted after an historic debate on systemic racism and police brutality — revives the global fight for racial justice

Michelle Bachelet

On 19 June 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution requesting the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights “to prepare a report on systemic racism, violations of international human rights law against Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, especially those incidents that resulted in the death of George Floyd and other Africans and people of African descent, to contribute to accountability and redress for victims”.

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Breakthrough for LGBTI in development cooperation – Implement the LGBTI inclusion plan!

The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) must set up a project group to implement the LGBTI inclusion plan!

Deutsch

Berlin, 19 November 2021

Press release

The Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation, Dreilinden organization and filia women’s foundation call on the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to set up a project group to implement the LGBTI inclusion plan.

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Web-Talk: Crackdown on LGBTI in Ghana – a focus on religion

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 CEST
Guests: Davis Mac-Iyalla: IDNOWA, founder and executive director, member of the Anglican Church
Lawrence Shone Edem Adjei: IDNOWA, intersex activist and active in the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics
Arthur Joseph, IDNOWA, member of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana
Moderator: Dirk Ludigs,
journalist

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Assisting Human Rights Defenders on the ground

LGBTI Inclusion in Foreign Policy and international development (best practices)

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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.

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Women Human Rights Defenders: How Intersectionality is put into Practice in Southern Africa

On 23rd September 2021 Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation held a webtalk entitled “Women Huma Rights Defenders: How Intersectionality is put into Practice in Southern Africa.”  Three Human Rights Defenders were invited to the online discussion, all of them actively engaged with the Masakhane* Project.

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Three activists from lesbian, bi- and queer women’s collectives in Mozambique and Eswatini discuss the current developments which have impacts on their work in their respective countries. They explain how the concept of intersectionality is being put into practice amidst often violent challenges. We will also hear about the feminist strategy of the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) and their experiences.

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Still in touch – on queer friendships & poetic forms of resistance

Fotos des Filmseminars vom 16. September 2021 im District * School without Center

Fotos: Claudia Reinhardt

Einladung: (Invitation - english)
Poster: Still in Touch – 16 Sep 2021 (Download Poster PDF)
Program: (Download Flyer PDF)

Rund 50 Zuschauer*innen kamen am 16. September von 18–22 Uhr zur Filmveranstaltung „Still in touch – on queer friendhips & poetic forms of resistanceclipclub@district im Berliner Kunst- und Kulturzentrum District in der Malzfabrik zusammen. Kuratiert von Karin Michalski thematisierte der Abend die Schnittstellen von Kunst, transnationalem Aktivismus und Menschenrechten.