• Date and time: Friday 31 October 2014, 1.30pm
  • Location: Room V/045, Vanbrugh College
  • Admission: is free and open to all. No ticket required.

Event details

Learning from Human Rights Defenders

Katsiaryna Borsuk will describe the specifics of the development of LGBTQ movements in Belarus from the beginning of the 90s until now. She will discuss the discriminative and homophobic attitudes of Belarussian society and the authoritarian state towards LGBTQ people and activists.

She will specifically focus on cases of harassment and violence towards LGBTQ people and activists in Belarus over the past 6 years, and analyse briefly the approaches and strategies of LGBT rights promotion in the country.

Other lectures in this series:

Katsiaryna Borsuk, Executive Director of the LGBT Human Rights Project "GayBelarus", CAHR visiting fellow 2014/15