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Monday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The LGBT+ community: Easy Prey for Extortionists?

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This session will be an interactive workshop starting with a brief overview of the historical prevalence of bribery targeted at LGBT+ citizens. From there, we will take an in-depth look at the situation in Nigeria to talk about how homophobic private citizens are using gay hook-up apps to lure gay men into meetings at which they face extortion, forced outing and physical violence, thus addressing this issue through a business lens. The last part of the session will be use to find solutions and approaches to the challenges identified.

Bribery by state agents and private citizens continues to make LGBT+ people vulnerable in many places around the world. Wherever LGBT+ lives are criminalised or LGBT+ human rights are violated, we see an increased prevalence of bribery and corruption targeted at LGBT+ individuals. This creates a precarious situation for all LGBT+ people living in such societies, effectively denying them full citizenship. It also restricts the development of civil society space, and impacts negatively on business.

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Sana Ahmed

Research Officer/Founder, Blue Veins/Feminist Beyond Gender
Sana Ahmed is a 25 years old young lawyer by profession, working with Blue Veins as a research officer. She is an out of the box thinker an activist working for sexual and gender minorities, she is also a founder of the 'feminist beyond gender' a community platform providing safe... Read More →
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Bisi Alimi

Founder and Director, Bisi Alimi Foundation
Bisi Alimi is an “Angelic Troublemaker Incarnate”- PASSIONATE and ENERGETIC public speaker, storyteller, television pundit, campaigner, actor and Vloggers.His expertise on Social Justice ranges from Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Race and Race Relations, Feminism, Education... Read More →
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Matt Beard

All Out, Executive Director
Matt Beard is Executive Director at All Out. All Out is a global movement for love and equality, working towards a world in which nobody has to sacrifice their family or freedom, their safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. All Out's work connects grassroots LGBT... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm CEST
Workshop Room 4
  Civic Forum, Panel Debate
  • Organiser All Out