human rights defenders

Interconnected Struggles: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer And Intersex (LGBTQI) Activism In Africa

Posted in Culture & Religion, Sexuality on January 29th, 2013 by

FRIDAY FILE: LGBTQI individuals in Africa face numerous civil, political, economic, social and cultural barriers. AWID spoke to Hakima Abbas, the Executive Director of Fahamu about the challenges of LGBTQI activism and how the politics of foreign aid impacts the struggle. By Kathambi Kinoti. AWID: There are currently many setbacks to LGBTQI rights in Africa, […]

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We cannot be free until every one of us is free

Posted in Plenary 1 on October 24th, 2012 by

  The 12th AWID Forum began with a burst of colour in the Haliç Auditorium with 2240 women attending from 140 countries, the majority from the global South and East. Already, in the corridors and gardens of the Congress Centre, the inter-regional dialogue had begun. During the first plenary, there was discussion of the current context […]

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