GPP Session: Closing Civil Society Space for LGBTI NGOs- Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, and Hungary

International Civil Society Week (ICSW2016) in Bogotá, Columbia

Organised by Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) and Fund for Global Human Rights

Panelists:  Adrian Jjuuko (Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, Uganda); David Kuria Mbote (Kuria Foundation, Kenya); Björn van Roozendaal (ILGA Europe); and Ive Dobichina (Open Society Human Rights Initiative).

Moderator: Matthew Hart (GPP Coordinator).

Presenting a new GPP report focused on four countries where tightening restrictions on civil society (such as the new foreign agent laws) are being used to target LGBTI groups, as well as some strategies LGBTI groups are using to successfully resist these restrictions. The session will focus on Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, and Hungary, and will make recommendations for future research and donor action. We will have small group strategy sessions and report back on recommendations for future research and strategies for success.