Queer rights activism under political uncertainty

9 mar 2022 09:00 9 mar 2022 10:30 ENG

Yvee Oduor (Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya), Sonia Audi (Queerhive), Matthew Gichohi (CMI), Lise Rakner (UiB-CMI), Liv Tønnessen (CMI), Ayo Sogunro (University of Pretoria) and Siri Gloppen (UiB)

Note: Venue is the Arts and Humanities library (HF-biblioteket)You can also follow the event on Zoom. Breakfast will be served at the library. 

Which strategies do queer rights activists adopt in hostile contexts, where they are subject to criminalisation or lack of legal recognition? Siri Gloppen (UiB) will moderate the conversation with queer rights from Kenya - Sonia Audi (Queerhive), Yvee Oduor (Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya) - and Nigeria - Ayo Sogunro (University of Pretoria) - as well as and researchers on the project Rights Activism under Political Uncertainty (RightAct).

The event is part of the Queer Lawfare seminar series organised by Centre on Law & Social Transformation. 


Panel (hybrid)

Yvee Oduor (Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya)

Sonia Audi (Queerhive) 

Matthew Gichohi (CMI)

Lise Rakner (UiB-CMI)

Liv Tønnessen (CMI)

Ayo Sogunro (University of Pretoria)

Siri Gloppen (UiB), moderator