08/03/2013 | Writer: Kaos GL

19 countries from North Africa to Caucasus, from Middle East to the Balkans will meet against homophobia in Ankara next week.

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19 countries from North Africa to Caucasus, from Middle East to the Balkans will meet against homophobia in Ankara next week.
 
The 4th Regional Network Meeting on 12-15 March will welcome represantatives of LGBT and women’s organizations from the following countries:
 
Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Palestine, Serbia, Tunisia and Turkey.
 
Besides this year’s theme “Media”, issues of “Digital and Physical Security” will be discussed at the meeting.
 
There will be a solidarty match for referee Halil İbrahim Dinçdağ, as well. After the match, there will be an open forum on Cebeci Campus of Ankara University, “Football Against Discriminations”.
 
Kaos GL, coordinator of the Network, announced the program of meeting, open only to network members, as follows:
 
The Regional Network Against Homophobia
 
 
Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Palestine, Serbia, Tunisia and Turkey 
 
 
4th Meeting Program / 12-15 March, 2013
 
13 March 2013, Wednesday
9:30 – 12:30 / What have we done so far?
. “Looking back at the last 3 years of the network”, presentation by Nevin Öztop  
. Group discussions on the presentation, moderated by Jo Hammoud, Lebanon
 
13:30 – 16:00 / Structure of the Network
. Communication strategy
. How do we prevent possible lack of internal communication in the future?
. How do we really want to operate when certain unexpected issues?
. Brand name, overhead letter, joint website for the network?
. Creating a “Coordination Team” of 5-7 people
. Jo Hammoud wrapping up the 1 page of “agreed list”
 
16:15 – 18:00 / Theme: Media!
. The Queeristan Film Festival and discovering its media impact, by Yossef(a) Mekyton, Israeli Queers For Palestine, Israel
. LGBTs, Egyptian Revolution and Media, by Maha Youssef, Bedayaa Organization, Egypt
. Best experiences of kaosgl.org, queer.hr, and more…
 
Regional Voices at Karaoke Party
Send along your most pop songs of your country --along with a video hopefully... 
 
14 March 2013, Thursday
9:00 – 12:30 / Continuing… Theme: Media!
. Challanges, opportunities and joint works
. How and why to work with media?
. Local LGBT realities, using media to report incidents and how do we handle cases
. “Working with media” by Khouloud Mahdhaoui from “Arken for Minorities”, Tunisia
. Myrvete Bajrami, Kosovo 2.0 Magazine experience
. “Agreeing on terminologies” by Andrea Gilbert from Athens Pride, Greece
 
13:30 – 14:30 / Lesbian Corner
“Digital Stories” by Kaos GL, Turkey
“Butch Please” by Karla Horvat Crnogaj, Queer Zagreb, Croatia
 
14:45 – 16:00 / Memorandum
. Give it its last shape and discuss how to use it
. Can we use seasonal memorandums to create annual reports?
 
16:00 – 17:30 / Free Space
Does the program lack something which matters to you? This is the perfect time to raise it…
 
15 March 2012, Friday
9:00 – 12:00 / Next meeting theme: Cyber and physical security for the network members
. “Situation on the field" and sharing of experience in work with LGBT community in our countries
. What are our security needs and problems?
. Visibility on the field and its consequences
 
14:00 - 15:00 / Regional Network Football Match
Place: TED Koleji Kapalı Halı Saha, Yenişehir
19 countries are playing a football match in solidarity with Halil İbrahim Dinçdağ…
International Embassy staff in Ankara are joining in the cause against homophobia!
 
15:30 – 17:30 / Sports Against Discriminations Forum
Place: Ankara University, Cebeci Campus
Moderator: Betül Yarar, Ankara University
Halil İbrahim Dinçdağ
Piara Powar, FARE Executive Director, UK
Lou Englefiled, Football v Homophobia, UK
Zeljko Blace, qSPORT, Croatia 

 


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