Last year marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the monumental Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995, which is considered to be the most pioneering agenda for advancing women and girl’s rights. Since then, the agenda has been adopted by 189 governments as a sign of commitment to advocate for gender equality around the globe.
In this web talk, we will discuss with Rashima Kwatra, Advocacy Advisor at RFSL Sweden, why it’s important for the LGBTQI+ community to be present and engaged at the UN level (the challenges and achievements), and how can we employ an intersectional feminist approach in implementing the Beijing declaration goals.
And we will answer the following questions: What is the generation equality process about? Where do LGBTI-organizations engage? What are the aims of this engagement?
When: Friday, 19 February, 12:00-12:45 CET
Who: Rashima Kwatra, Advocacy Advisor, RFSL Sweden
Moderators: Sarah Kohrt, Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation, Hala Maurice, Human Rights Activist and Researcher
All registered participants will receive the Zoom-Link a few hours before the event on the same day.
This Web-event will take place in English and is aimed at activists, students, scholars, everyone with an interest in international relations and human rights for women and girls and LGBTI people.
This lunchtalk is an event by Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation as part of the project "International Human Rights Debates from an LGBTI Perspective".