Posts Tagged ‘activism’

UN adopts historic resolution to establish independent expert on LGBT

On the 30th of June 2016 the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the principal human rights organ of the UN, established the institution’s first LGBT rights expert with the resolution ”Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”. The creation of the UN independent LGBT expert, which will assess the […]

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IGLYO conference on ethnic identities – Call for Participants

IGLYO is delighted to invite you to participate at the conference Bring Everyone In. The conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 5 to 9 September 2016 (travel days on 4 and 10 September), in partnership with IGLYO’s Member Organisation COC Netherlands. The conference has been kindly supported by the European Youth Foundation […]

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COC Nederland – Interview with Jouke van Buuren

COC Netherlands has been advocating the rights of LGBT people from 1946 on. COC strives for the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of LGBT’s in the Netherlands and all over the world. To get to know more about the work of the organisation, we interviewed Jouke van Buuren, […]

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Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre – Interview with Lukasz Konieczka

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a youth-led project based in England and a member organisation of IGLYO. For our appointment with Member’s Monday, we interviewed Lukasz Konieczka, Director of Mosaic, to discover more about the work of the organisation.   1) What is a very exciting project Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is currently working on? […]

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Pembe Hayat – Interview with Ali Can Kalan

Pembe Hayat is an LGBTQI organisation based in Turkey and a member of IGLYO. To discover more about the many initiatives and activities, Pembe Hayat is involved in, we interviewed Ali Can for our usual Members’ Monday appointment.   1) What is your name and your role inside Pembe Hayat? I am Ali Can Kalan, […]

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Lambda Warsaw – Interview with Karolina Borowska

Lambda Warsaw is a Polish LGBTQ organisation, whose mission is to create social space in which to construct a positive identity of the LGBTQ community as well as providing independent, professional and expert assistance in difficult and crisis situations. The Association was established in 1997. Lambda Warsaw works mostly regionally in Warszawa and the Mazovia […]

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PINK Embassy – Interview with Artan Karoli

PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro Albania is a non-profit organization which works for the protection and advancement of the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, intersex and queer people in Albania. Since 2014 PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro has been working to host the first LGBT Pride in Albania, on May 17th as well as […]

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Allsorts Youth Project – Interview with Reuben Davidson

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. For our Members’ Monday focus, we interviewed Reuben to discover more about the current work of the organisation.   1)      What is your name and […]

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Trans-Fuzja – Interview with Wiktor Dynarski

Trans-Fuzja is a Polish LGBTQI organisation mostly focused on trans rights. For our appointment “Members’ Monday”, we interviewed today Wiktor Dynarski, President and Executive Director of Trans-Fuzja, in order to get to know better Trans-Fuzja’s main initiatives and activities.   1) Wiktor, what is a very exciting project Trans-Fuzja is currently working on? Together with Lambda Warsaw […]

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HOSI Wien – Interview with Peter Funk

HOSI Wien was founded in 1979 and is Austria’s oldest and most important lesbian and gay organisation. One of HOSI Wien’s many tasks is political lobbying. Their activities are targeted towards government ministers, members of Parliament and other politicians as well as political parties and authorities, the media and the public in general to promote the causes of gays and […]

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Identoba – Interview with Levan Berianidze

Identoba is one of Georgia’s premier multi-issue LGBT & general human rights NGOs committed to social change, community organization, education, and policy reform. Founded in 2010, Identoba seeks to end discrimination and systemic oppression of Georgia’s marginalized communities, particularly LGBT persons, women, disabled, disadvantaged youth, and Roma communities. Identoba envisions a common good that acknowledges […]

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KPH – Interview with Vyacheslav Melnyk

KPH is a member organisation of IGLYO and and LGBTQI organisation based in Warsaw, Poland. To discover more about KPH’s work, we interviewed for Members’ Monday Vyacheslav Melnyk, the current KPH’s Secretary General and coordinator of projects within the system of formal education.   1) Vyacheslav, what is a very exciting project KPH is currently working on? […]

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Magnus – Interview with Jernej Škof

MAGNUS is gay section at ŠKUC (Students Cultural Centre). It was founded in 1984 as Cultural Organisation for Socialisation of Homosexuality. Its first and most important roles were organising MAGNUS Festival with a wide variety of activities to make acceptable homosexual life style. MAGNUS also organised a Week of Gay Films Festival on which most […]

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