Talks

As a part the Gender & Identity in the Global South Series, Humanity in Action Denmark partnered with CanopyLAB to produce a free online course. The educational program runs from September to October, and will engage young LGBT activists from Kenya, Pakistan Uganda with youth around the world.

 

Week 1 – Gender, Identity and Human Rights

There is no difference between sexual minorities struggle and other religious and ethnic minorities fighting for protection, recognition and equality. It is about the freedom to live a dignified life regardless of one’s sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion or ethnicity. But how are we to understand gender, identity and human rights and why should we care?

Watch Magnus M. Harrison (National Director of Humanity in Action Denmark) and Lars Henriksen (Director of Copenhagen Pride) discuss this and more in the introductory session of the Gender & Identity in the Global South online course. 

 

Week 3 - Transgender history, development and rights in Pakistan 

The story of transgender communities in Pakistan goes back in history where at one time they were highly visible and a respected part of Pakistan's society. The situation has changed remarkably since then. Despite officially gaining official gender status in 2009, the transgender community continues to face issues of discrimination, social stigma and exclusion which leads to deprived socioeconomic status.

 

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Gender & Identity in the Global South is generously supported by DANIDA’s Information Grant and partners include CanopyLAB, CPH Pride, Sabaah, Operation Day, the Danish Family Planning Association and AKS Films.