Berlin: How to support LGBTIQ-activism in Ghana?
LSVD Berlin-Brandenburg Kleiststraße 35 10787 Berlin
Hirschfeld Eddy Foundation cordially invites you to a networking event with activists from the Interfaith Diversity Network of Westafrica (IDNOWA).
When: Monday, 13 June, 2–3:30 PM CEST
Where: Lesben- und Schwulenverband Berlin-Brandenburg (LSVD), Kleiststraße 35, 10787 Berlin
“Our goal is to create an international solidarity movement in the face of a controversial bill currently being debated in the Ghanaian parliament in Accra”, says Davis Mac-Iyalla, executive director of the Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa IDNOWA. Davis, member of the Anglican Church, has testified against the bill at a hearing of the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. He calls for international support.
How to support sustainably? How to do no harm? At this networking meeting we will learn first hand about the current situation in Ghana and discuss what kind of support is most needed from a small delegation of faith-based LGBTIQ-activists from Ghana.
In Ghana, the IDNOWA is advocating for support in the fight against the bill titled “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values, 2021”. Under Ghana’s current laws, consensual same-sex intimacy is punishable by up to three years in prison. In addition to many other homophobic provisions, the anti-LGBTIQ bill would increase that punishment to three to five years in prison.
- Davis Mac-Iyalla: IDNOWA, founder and executive director, member of the Anglican Church and two more activists
Moderators: Sarah Kohrt, Klaus Jetz, Hirschfeld-Eddy-Stiftung
Due to limited seating, we kindly ask you to register via e‑mail with your name before Saturday, 10 June with Sarah Kohrt, project manager Hirschfeld-Eddy-Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will take place in English.
The event is aimed at activists, politicians, development professionals, government representatives, human rights groups, church and faith based organizations, scholars and everyone with an interest in Ghana, in international relations and the human rights of LGBTIQ people.