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Training: Rights of LGBTQIA+ persons in Mauritius

Training: Rights of LGBTQIA+ persons in Mauritius

The Young Queer Alliance organised a training session on “Rights of LGBTQIA+ persons in Mauritius” whereby the current legal framework available in the respect, protection and promotion of human rights including LGBTQIA+ rights were shared among participants present.

Webinar: Understanding and Preventing Cyberbullying

Webinar: Understanding and Preventing Cyberbullying

Harassment, abuse, victim, intimidate…all these are associated with bullying and when they occur on the web and the internet, it is called cyberbullying. On 22 July 2021, the Young Queer Alliance participated in an anti-cyberbullying webinar as a panellist. The webinar was organised by Behind the Scene and powered by AIESEC Réduit.

Being an ally for LGBTQ+ people

Being an ally for LGBTQ+ people

An ally is someone who stands in solidarity and shows support to LGBTQ+ people; and one of the most effective and powerful voices for the LGBTQ+ movement. Anyone can be an ally for the LGBTQ+ people. You can start by the following small steps.

Media Training on LGBTQ reporting

Media Training on LGBTQ reporting

In the context of the Pride month 2021, the Young Queer Alliance in collaboration with the Collectif Arc-en-Ciel has organised a media training on LGBT reporting with the local media houses at the Media Trust under the “Strengthening the inclusion and social acceptance of LGBTQIA+ persons, through policy and mindset changes, in Mauritius and Rodrigues” which is funded by the European Union. The training was supported by the Equality Rights in Action Fund (National Democratic Institute).

Pride Month: “Why be normal when you can be Special?”

Pride Month: “Why be normal when you can be Special?”

Pride Month is not only a celebration for me but also more than that: It is about paying tribute to all the fervent LGBTQI activists across history and throughout the globe, such as Bayard Rustin, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and Harvey Milk, who have contributed enormously to the respect of the rights of LGBTQI people.

Why is Pride month still significant in 2021?

Why is Pride month still significant in 2021?

From protests to marches, to pride celebrations and now a Pride month; the Pride Month was established by President Barack Obama to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. Pride month is celebrated in June where LGBTQ+ people come together to celebrate the acceptance of sexual diversity.

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