The Colonial Legacies of Anti-LGBTIQ+ Rights in African States


09. Juni 2022 12:00 – 09. Juni 2022 13:30
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This six-event series, themed: “Scholarly and Activist Perspectives on LGBTIQ+ Lived Realities in Africa'' creates a monthly space for in-depth discussions on topics such as “queering coming out”, “colonial legacies of anti-LGBTIQ+ rights'', and “queering perspectives on power dynamics''. The discussion sessions will bring together legal scholars and scholars from the social and cultural sciences with renowned LGBTIQ+ activists from the continent. The panellists will shed light on the particular topics from their disciplinary and professional perspectives and engage in an interactive conversation with participants at the events.

Adrian Jjuuko is a Ugandan human rights lawyer and advocate. He is the Executive Director of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF). HRAPF provides legal aid services to LGBTIQ+ persons and engages the Police and the Judiciary on LGBTIQ+ rights within a largely hostile legal environment. He earned his LLD at the University of Pretoria.

Monica Tabengwa is a lawyer and human rights advocate from Botswana. She has worked for Pan- Africa ILGA, Human Rights Watch, and HIVOS specialising on LGBTIQ+ issues in Africa. Tabengwa holds an LLM from University of Pretoria.

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Dr. Adrian Jjuuko, Monica Tabengwa


A collaboration of the Centre for Human Rights (CHR) and the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS, and Gender (CSA&G) at the University Pretoria, South Africa, and the Center for Gender Studies and Feminist Futures (CGS) and the Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) at the Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.