Event on LGBTQ equality in Iraq

Next 13 September Queer Stagiaires will have the pleasure of organizing the seminar LGBTQ equality in a challenging context: Rasan’s Organization’s work in Iraq. The seminar will be conducted by Ayaz Shalal Hassan, LGBT+ rights activist for Rasan Organization, Suleimaniyah, Iraq.

Ayaz will cover how LGBT+ persons see themselves and what they need and lack, how they are viewed in their communities and how social norms, religious beliefs and traditions influence their lives. It will also cover the Iraqi government’s attitude to LGBT+ issues and the jurisdiction related to the matter. Finally, Ayaz will talk about how Iraqi human rights activists work to improve the conditions of Iraqi LGBT+ persons, and about the challenges that they face.

The event will take place next 13 September from 12:30 to 13:30 in DG EAC (Directorate General for Education and Culture) Rue Joseph II 70, 1000 Bruxelles Room J-70 00/13.

The seminar is open to everyone but those without a badge to enter the European Commission buildings should register here by 11 September at 9:00.


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