Commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2022 in a Webtalk with women´s activists from the Masakhane project and the GIZ Working Group Southern Africa and Lesotho.
Intersex bodies are abused, studied, tested and “corrected”
Julius Kaggwa is an intersex and trans activist in Uganda. He directs the organization “Support Initiative for People with Atypical Sex Development” (SIPD Uganda), which seeks to sustainably change the attitudes toward intersex people. Born in the Kibuye part of Kampala in Uganda, he is a practicing Christian raising four children together with his wife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online-Talk: Thursday, 23 September 2021, 5 – 6 pm
Activists from lesbian, bi- and queer women’s collectives in Mozambique and Eswatini will inform us of the current developments that are impacting their work in their respective countries. They will 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.
We will also discuss what the growing threat to LGBTI people in various countries means for us in Germany, particularly in view of the German government’s new LGBTI Inclusion Strategy for Foreign Policy and Development Cooperation.
Online talk with author Mark Gevisser
South African author Mark Gevisser was invited to an online talk by the Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation to present his new book The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers, which has recently also appeared in German. Klaus Jetz hosted the talk with the journalist from Cape Town.
Webtalk mit Autor Mark Gevisser
Auf Einladung der Hirschfeld-Eddy-Stiftung stellt der südafrikanische Autor Mark Gevisser in einem Welbtalk sein kürzlich auch auf Deutsch erschienenes Buch „Die pinke Linie. Weltweite Kämpfe um sexuelle Selbstbestimmung und Geschlechtsidentität“ vor. Klaus Jetz moderierte das Gespräch mit dem Journalisten aus Kapstadt.
The Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation cordially invites you to the Online talk with Mark Gevisser about his new fascinating book “The Pink Line — the World´s Queer Frontiers” and the fight for their rights of LGBTIQ+ people all over the world.
Tuesday, 22 June, 6 PM (CEST)