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juni 27

The secret gay life of Nairobi

27. juni, kl. 17:00-18:00
Fellesrådet for Afrika og Pride
Youngstorget
Facebook event

Denis Nzioka lives in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. He is openly gay, has written a number of articles on LGBT and other human rights issues, and has more than 8000 followers on Twitter.
In 2013 he was a candidate in the Kenyan presidential elections.

How is life as an openly gay man in Nairobi? How are the reactions from friends and family? Why is the situation so different from neighboring Uganda? And will the ongoing legal case to decriminalize homosexuality have a positive ruling?

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juni 28

Pads and Periods - Breaking the Menstrual Taboo

28. juni, kl. 15:00-16:00
Fellesrådet for Afrika, Pride, Sex og politikk og FOKUS - forum for women and development
Youngstorget
Facebook event

Female sanitary pads, reproductive health, and menstruation in particular, is a topic deemed taboo in many African countries. Menstruation is often associated with uncleanliness and impurity, and there is little awareness about the importance of adequate sanitary facilities. What role does the language surrounding female sanitation play in stigmatizing women and their bodies? And what role does wider society play in directly or indirectly restricting the access women have to sanitary products? 

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