Migration On The Continent: LGBTI Refugees & Multiple Discrimination

Human Rights Conference, Fri 3 Aug 3:00 PM–3:45 PM

Migration On The Continent: LGBTI Refugees & Multiple Discrimination

Every day we hear the news about enormous waves of refugees from Africa, Afghanistan and Syria etc. Many of these refugees escape from their countries because they fear persecution, and sometimes death penalty, for their sexual orientation or gender identity. When someone has accomplish the hard challenge of fleeing its country, the next challenge is to come: How do you prove to asylum authorities that you are gay or lesbian, another gender than your passport says (if you have a passport)?

Coming to an asylum center is the risk high that your persecution or discrimination continue. Do we need special safe places for LGBTI refugees? Meet local activists together with European politicians and NGOs

Participants: Sandro Kortekaas from the Dutch organization LGBT Asylum Support; Dr. Nina Held SOGICA project ; Anbid Zaman, LGBTQI refugee activist, Aktionsbündnis gegen Homophobie e.V (Campaign Against Homophobia Germany); Jytte Guteland MEP Socialdemocrats, Sweden; Malin Björk MEP Left Party,Sweden. Moderator: Mia Sundelin

Organised by HBT-Socialdemokrate

Date/time: Fri 3 Aug 3:00 PM–3:45 PM
Language: English
Type/category: Informative > Debate/panel discussion
Organizer: HBT-Socialdemokrater Sverige/LGBTI-Socialdemocrats
Location: EuroPride House, Human Rights Conference (Plattanrummet, Våning Plattan)
Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Sergels Torg 1
Metro station/bus stop: T-Centralen