GENDER FORUM: HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY IN THE CONTEXT OF GENDER DIVERSITY

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admin posted this 23 September 2014

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TOPIC: HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY IN THE CONTEXT OF GENDER DIVERSITY

On Thursday, 25TH September 2014 At the Nairobi Safari Club, University Way, Nairobi From 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm ENTRY FREE

Synopsis: The human rights framework in Kenya which is anchored in the Constitution has led to substantial progress in the country’s equality and non-discrimination ideals. The application of human rights with respect to existing realities of gender diversity remains contested given social, cultural and popular narratives in the region.

The gender forum seeks to explore applicable human rights principles in terms of understanding:

  • The legal framework for equality and universal human rights and
    fundamental freedoms
  • Tolerance and human co-existence in a world
    of diversity
  • Coherence in human rights struggles
  • The matrix of diversity and self identity
  • Human sexuality and ethics - equality and respect in human sexuality

Discussion Panel: Representatives from policy oversight institutions, human rights defenders and civil society institutions

About the Gender Forum The Gender Forum is a monthly public dialogue convened by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung since 2001, encouraging dialogue on pertinent national social issues with a gendered lens. It brings together scholars, law makers and implementers, civil activists, government institutions, students and the general public, aiming at increasing knowledge and effectiveness of policy and programmes. The forum is convened in Nairobi, in Kisumu (in conjunction with Kenya Female Advisory Organisation KEFEADO) and it travels around Kenya in response to County interests.

The discussion will also take place on Twitter: @HbsNairobi #genderforum #humanrights #equality
Lets meet at the Forum...welcome

Heinrich Böll Stiftung East and Horn of Africa Regional Office Forest Road, P.O. Box 10799-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
T +254 (0)20 2680745 | 2613992 | 2613997
E-mail: ke-info@ke.boell.org Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/people/heinrichboellstiftung-eastandhornofafrica/

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admin posted this 24 September 2014

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