Foot with rainbow socks
Rainbow socks, CCP Alumni network meeting „Gender & Diversity“, Berlin October 2019, Photo: ifa / Simone Schiffer
05. December2019

Shrinking spaces?

Panel discussionInstitut für Auslandsbeziehungen | WeltRaumCharlottenplatz 1770173 Stuttgart
18.00 – 21.00
Foot with rainbow socks
Rainbow socks, CCP Alumni network meeting „Gender & Diversity“, Berlin October 2019, Photo: ifa / Simone Schiffer

Perspectives on human rights work in Egypt

Worldwide human rights are being severely restricted and disregarded. As sexual minorities, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals and intersex persons (LGBTI +) face daily social stigma and discrimination. In particular, LGBTI+ actors in Islamic societies are subjected to social oppression, political persecution and even imprisonment. The participants of this event will discuss the state of human rights in Kairo and will also call attention to current social and foreign policy developments throughout the world.

  • MdB Cem Özdemir, Member of the German Bundestag Committee of Foreign Affairs, will highlight German foreign policy in the area of human rights, addressing in particular the question of dealing with increasingly authoritarian governments and the restriction of pre-political spaces of influence with shrinking spaces.
  • Human rights activist and CCP alumni Ahmed Mohammad from Egypt carries out projects and training for the protection of human rights defenders and contributes to the UN Shadow Report.
  • Prof. Dr. Serena Tolino, Junior Professor for Islamic Studies at the Asian-African Institute of the University of Hamburg, has extensively studied homosexuality in Islamic societies. She has investigated numerous Egyptian court decisions, examining on what religious grounds LGBTI+ have been convicted.

Moderation: Urban Beckmann, ifa

The event will be simultaneously translated. (German-English, English-German)
Seating is limited, free admission.

Part of the town twinning between the cities of Stuttgart and Kairo.

Kontakt

Tim Hülquist

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.299