SILENCE IS VIOLENCE - Recognising The Presence of Violence within LGBTQIA+ Community!

Sunday, 10 December 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

SILENCE IS VIOLENCE - Recognising the presence of violence within lgbtqia+ community!

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, that led to International Human Rights Day, it's important to acknowledge that violence is not confined to external perpetrators but also exists within our own communities. While attention is often focused on violence from outside sources, it's crucial to realise that perpetrators can also be found within our own circles. This year, Trans Sisters United, a not for profit organisation has courageously exposed several such perpetrators, yet organisations continue to collaborate with them. This raises a crucial question: how can marginalised individuals access crucial services when the perpetrator is present in what is supposed to be a "safe space"?
This pervasive issue emphasises the urgent need to address violence within our own community. It's vital to thoroughly examine our own environment before casting blame on others, as this form of violence has persisted within our community for far too long, yet has been largely overlooked.
Our presenter Sasja Sÿdek, will be joined by co-host Jacob Gamble and guests, Anastasia Rose Le and Abdulrahman Katamish aka Boudi to explore these issues and raise awareness about the unaddressed challenges within the LGBTQIA+ community, a topic often disregarded by many organisations, rarely openly discussed, or simply ignored to maintain their reputations.
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