Book salon: Queer Lawfare in Africa

25.04.2024 18:00 - 19:00English

Adrian Jjuuko in conversation with Siri Gloppen and UiB students.

Adrian Jjuuko (Human Rights lawyer and advocate) discusses his book Queer Lawfare in Africa with Siri Gloppen and UiB Law and Politics students.

About the book:

This book focuses on the strategies that activists for LGBTIQ+ equality in Africa deploy to challenge deep seated homophobia and transphobia, as well as the politicisation of LGBTIQ+ issues. It is a peer-reviewed, edited volume with scholarly contributions from lawyers, anthropologists, and LGBTIQ+ activists. It covers different country situations – those where equality is taking root, as the case is in South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique; those where homophobia reigns and LGBTIQ+ rights are politicised such as, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia; and those where traditional LGBTIQ+ activism is almost a nonstarter, such as in Ethiopia, Sudan and The Gambia.

The book salon is part of the UiB course Constitutions, Courts and Politics. It is open to anyone interested.

Event info.

Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

18:00 - 19:00
Add to calendar 25.04.2024, 25.04.2024

Bergen Global is a joint initiative between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute that addresses global challenges.