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Decolonising As Part of Gender Rights

May 13, 2022 from 8:15 am to 9:15 am

Speaker: Arya Jeipea Karijo (she)

In this discussion, Arya makes a case for decolonisation as a way to achieve bodily autonomy, gender equality, and recognition for transgender people.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze medical and cultural myths that are based on societal norms as opposed to being based on historical truths and science.
  2. Discuss identity by seeing the self in history, especially histories of Black and African peoples.
  3. Compare & challenge discriminatory laws and policies that are based in colonial heritage.

Presenter: Arya Jeipea (she)

Arya self describes herself as a human being who exists as a transgender woman | who loves as a lesbian and who fights as a feminist. Her main occupation in life is being a parent to an awesome nonbinary human being and other occupations include doing communications for Eastern Africa’s only indigenous funder for LGBTIQ rights. She has in the past worked in a campaign for decolonising the internet for the ownership of the minoritised majority of the world and also worked as a feminist investigative journalist with openDemocracy.