Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ persons

Date and time: 7th of April 2022 – 14.00 (Bergen time)
Place: HF-Biblioteket
On the panel: Carmeliza Rosario (CMI), Adrian Jjuuko (Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum) and Siri Gloppen (LawTransform – moderator)
The COVID-19 pandemic had devastating effects on several social minority groups. This event aims to address the specific effects it had on the LGBTQ community, highlighting the experiences from Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Uganda. In this seminar, we will also have the opportunity to hear from LawTransform’s current guest researchers.
This event is a part of LawTransform’s Queer Lawfare seminar series.

About the Queer Lawfare seminar series:

To mark the celebration of 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Norway, LawTransform (the Chr. Michelsen Institute/CMI – University of Bergen/UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation) will run, throughout 2022, a seminar series focused on queer rights activism in different contexts. While fighting for the recognition of rights, activists have to develop strategies and adapt to complex political landscapes and sometimes even face persecution and repression. This 50th anniversary is a great and important opportunity not only to remember and commemorate what has already been achieved but also to increase awareness about the challenges the queer community continues to face in Norway and beyond. LGBTQ rights have become increasingly politicised, and queer persons continue living under threat because of their sexual and gender identity.