Samar Habib ile Arap Dünyası ve LGBTİQ Aktivizmi

Kültür ve Siyasette Feminist Yaklaşımlar ve Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Kadın Araştırmaları Kulübü
Samar Habib, Arap dünyasında son on yılda giderek güçlenen LGBTİQ hakları aktivizmine, “Arap baharı” olarak tanımlanan gelişmelerin bu aktivizme olumlu ve olumsuz etkilerine değinecek. Yeniden dirilen İslami duyarlılığın hangi noktalarda LGBTİQ meselelerine görünürlük katarken , hangi noktalarda daha çok zulüm yaşanmasına sebep olduğundan bahsedecek.

*Konuşma İngilizce yapılacaktır.

“Arab World and LGBTIQ Activism”

In the last decade the Arab world has seen unprecedented grass roots organizing in relation to LGBTIQ needs and rights. This organizing has taken multiple forms, from official, government registered groups where it is possible to do so, on to more clandestine ways to address the needs of LGBTIQ individuals, there is a veritable Arab spring in relation to mobilisation for a better, more inclusive world. Nevertheless, the situation is far from ideal, with the path of these activists and community groups being beset by all sorts of obstacles, the resurgence of Islamist sentiment, for one thing, has meant both greater visibility fo the LGBTIQ issues and renewed persecution in contexts where persecution had been absent for some time. In this talk, I will discuss my observations regarding the Arab world and the different challenges being faced by LGBTIQ rights activists in different national contexts.