6 countries at the 2nd Symposium Against Discrimination

Published: December 11, 2013

6 countries will be present at the 2nd Symposium Against Discrimination organized by Kaos GL Association. 

 
Targeting strengtening forms of solidarity and the human rights movement, the Symposium will host guests from academia, politics and civil society in Ankara. 
 
LGBT activists from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland and Sweden will be in Ankara to speak and debate on sexual diversity and ways of combatting discrimination in education, school bullying and other intersectionalities of discriminations in education. The opening will take place on December 13th at 13:00 at Ça?da? Sanatlar Merkezi (Contemporary Arts Center). Dominic Hannigan from Irish Labour Party will get together with parliamentarians from the Turkish National Assembly. 
 
To bring visibility to the forms of violations and discriminatory treatments that LGBT students face in education and to debate on the social rights of LGBT society in general, the Symposium chose “Right to Education” as its main title in 2013. 
 
Struggle and Politics Against Homophobic and Transphobic Discrimination
 
Moderated by Murat Çekiç, director at Amnesty International Turkey, “Struggle and Politics Against Homophobic and Transphobic Discrimination” panel will take place on December 13 between 15:00-16:30. 
 
Sophie Aujean from ILGA-Europe in Belgium,  Ulrich Klocke from Berlin Humboldt University in Germany and Peter Dankmeijer from Global Alliance for LGBT Education (GALE) in the Netherlands will be the speakers of this panel. Their speeches will tackle the following: 
 
Sophie Aujean, ILGA-Europe, Belgium   
 
“ILGA-Europe, the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Intersex Association, is increasingly working at raising the awareness of professionals in areas like health, education, employment or justice, on specific issues faced by LGBTI people. This presentation will provide information on the issues and difficulties experienced by LGBTI people in their daily lives, in particular in the fields of health and education. It will also provide examples of good practices that can help to overcome those barriers, either in relation to legislation and policies or in more practical terms (tips and advices).
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