Criminalisation of queer sexuality: political drivers and health effects

Date: Tuesday 21 August
Time: 11:30-12:30
Place: Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

What is driving the political attention to homosexuality or “gayism” (meaning any form of non-heteronormative sexual orientation and gender identity) in contemporary African politics?  Why is the focus so strongly on criminal law as the means to guard against this “ western affliction”? And how can we establish the effects of this politicisation and criminalization? This roundtable present findings from the LawTransform research projects on “Political Determinants of sexual and reproductive health in Africa” and “Sexual and Reproductive rights Lawfare: Global Battles”.

Chair: Malcolm Langford (UiO)

With (tbc*), Lise Rakner (UiB), Leo Arriola (UC Berkely), Getnet Tadele (University of Addis Abeba); Adrian Jjuko (Univeristy of Pretoria/Hrapf)) Alan Msosa (Universty of York), Ayo Sogunro (Univeristy of Pretoria), Rudo Chigudu (Univeristy of Pretoria)