Crackdown on LGBT rights in Egypt

27.02.2018 09:30 - English

A conversation with Mari Norbakk (PhD-candidate, social anthropology, UiB) and

Vegard Vibe (PhD-candidate, comparative politics, UiB).

The waving of a rainbow flag during a concert in Egypt on September 22.

sparked a modern-day witch-hunt leading to the arrest of 33 people, some

of whom were caught in sting operations where the police used fake dating

app profiles. Following this episode, a new law that would directly outlaw

same-sex acts has gained wide support among Egyptian parliamentarians

despite drawing international criticism. These recent developments are the

latest illustration of a year-long campaign to oppress the Egyptian LGBT

community. What are the social impacts of the current crackdown on LGBT

rights? And why does it happen now?

This morning we are joined by Mari Norbakk who in discussion with Vegard

Vibe will shed light on these questions. Norbakk is a PhD-candidate

working on the issue of men and masculinity in the Middle East.

Coffee and croissants will be served!

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