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aug 24

Rekrutteringsmøte - bli med i Fellesrådet for Afrika!

24. august, kl. 17:00-18:00
Fellesrådet for Afrika
Mariboes gate 13, Oslo
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Ønsker du deg bedre kvalitet på norsk debatt om ulike tematikker på det afrikanske kontinentet? Er du interessert i afrikansk politikk, økonomi eller utviklingsspørsmål? Har du lyst til å bidra i kampen for menneskerettigheter på det afrikanske kontinentet? Bli med i Fellesrådet!

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aug 29

OAAF2021: Panel discussion: Roots - Being queer in Africa is not un-African

29. august, kl. 16:00-17:30
Interkulturelt Museum, Oslo Afro Arts Festival og Fellerådet for Afrika
Interkulturelt Museum, Tøyenbekken 5
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Many African countries penal codes criminalize homosexuality and the punishment varies from years in prison to death penalty. The classification of homosexuality as a crime and a disease in many African countries propels the alienation of the LGBTQIA+ communities, making them a marginalized and vulnerable group. There is a false belief in many countries that homosexuality is "un-African" and something that has been imported from the West.

The penal codes are often remnants of inherited laws from the colonial era, while research shows that in many African communities it was accepted with fluid sexual identities. What are the roots of queerness in African societies, how did colonialism and their penal codes impact the situation for queer African people and what is the way forward?

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