Sexuality Politics, Lawfare and Violence: Global Contestations

Date/Time: 26 August 2022, 11:30-12:15
Venue: Kulturhuset

The celebrations of the 50 year anniversary for the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Norway was marred by violence when, on the eve of the Oslo Pride, two people were killed and many wounded in a shooting near a well nown gay bar. That this happened in a country frequently named as one of the world’s most LGBTIQ+ friendly and least violent, underscores that violence against queer people is a global problem. While statistics are patchy, existing evidence shows a clear pattern of widespread, brutal violence, often committed with impunity. This roundtable discusses the relationships between increasing queer visibility, politicisation of queer rights, and violence. 

Participants: Adrian Jjuuko,TBA

This roundtable is part of the LawTransform project “Political Determinants of Sexual & Reproductive Health” (RNC/Globvac)