In recent years, a global anti-gender movement has developed aiming to transform issues linked to gender and sexuality diversity into forbidden speech and knowledge. To name a few examples: in Hungary, the government removed funding and accreditation from gender studies; in Poland, there are over 100 “LGBT-free zones”; in Brazil, the government wants to free the schools from the so-called “gender ideology”; in many African countries, American evangelical movements are lobbying to remove Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) from schools; in South Africa, there is fierce opposition against CSE, and many of the local anti-CSE-groups are getting funding and training for conservative US based organizations and think-tanks.
In this context, SAIH and the CMI-UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation reunite Keval Harie (GALA Queer Archive South Africa), Tone Hellesund (UiB), Liv Mar Taule (Skeivt Arkiv) and a representative from Skeiv Verden Vest for an exciting panel discussion moderated by Liv Tønnessen (CMI). By that means, we aim to debate the importance of preserving queer knowledge – and the challenges for achieving this – counting on the experience of scholars, civil society organizations, and archives that document, preserve and disseminate queer history and culture.
Journal Article | 2022
Explaining Backlash: Social Hierarchy and Men's Rejection of Women’s Rights Reforms
Lindsay Benstead, Ragnhild Muriaas, Vibeke Wang