Seminars in English World Pride House in Malmö
(Seminars in Swedish - check under Swedish flag)
14:00 - 15:00 Queer Environmentalism, Room L7
"There is a growing movement across the world to promote sustainability and
mitigate the consequences of climate change. The intersection of LGBTQ+ activism
with environmentalism links with the marginalisation faced by queer people. A
sustainable future must be grounded in the values of equality and equity – to
promote human rights and ensure the constructive input of queer people in
environmental policy. We present the structural and social challenges faced by
queer environmentalists in promoting sustainability; further, we present the positive
impacts of a queer perspective on environmentalism to meet the challenges of
climate change and build sustainable societies."
2021-08-12 "Lesbian Moms, Their Children and Asylum: A case study of AB v Finland", Room L7
In 2021, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child found that Finland failed to consider the best interests of the child of a lesbian couple when rejecting his asylum request, and to protect him against a real risk of irreparable harm when the family had no other choice but to return to Russia. Discussants will be unpacking the ground-breaking decision, the first asylum-related case from the UN system involving a child who is facing specific risks on the grounds of his mothers' sexual orientation.
In English and Russian
16:30 - 17:30 How to create an intrinsically inclusive workplace – best practice and other learnings, Room L4 & L5
"One of the seven grounds of discrimination covered by law in Sweden is transgender identity and expression. However, in order to argue that discrimination has taken place from a legal point of view, you have to assume a binary model of gender. There’s a big difference between not openly excluding non binary people and actively creating an including work environment where everyone feels welcome and accepted. How can employers make sure that they not only openly exclude but really create a intrinsically inclusive environment where employees feel they are accepted and not forced to practise self censorship?
We invite you to a panel discussion about examples of employers who have taken active measures into creating a truly inclusive work environment. What can we learn and implement in our own organisations? Representatives from academia, the trade-union, interest groups and organizations that have succeeded in working with workplace inclusion are invited to participate (TBA).