Conquer- designing a community space
Launch February 22, 2020
Registration closes: 14th Sep 2020
Submission Deadline: 29 Sep 2020
Result Announcement: 26th Nov 2020
The last two decades have seen enormous strides in terms social perceptions and policies concerned with the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in several countries around the world, some positive, some negative.
However major challenges remain on a global level. Approximately 80 countries still criminalize LGBT relationships one way or the other, and several others deny even the most basic rights and dignity.
This includes the right to assembly, expression and information, and discrimination in employment, health and education.
1 in 4 LGBT people report discrimination worldwide.
Where does this hostility come from?On what is it based?
Even as activists’ advocate for a broader representation and access to accurate information about gender and sexuality there is a huge gap between policy and practice- at home, in medical facilities, educational institutions and in the public sphere.
What is the foundation for this prejudice?How can we change misconceptions and break the stigma?How can we foster positive attitudes and where do we start from?
Why are people being subject to stigmatization, discrimination, violence and even criminalization because of their sexual orientation and gender identity?
Do our attitudes mirror our experiences? Are they formed by cues that we pick up from our immediate environment? Could this be the reason for the largely seen negative perceptions about the LGBT+ community? Is this due to a lack of visibility or rather due to the visibility of warped representation? How do we go about creating an informed society?
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